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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Contempt
 
Go—let thy less than woman’s hand
Assume the distaff—not the brand.
        Byron—Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. 4.
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When they talk’d of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff,
He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.
        Goldsmith—Retaliation. L. 145.
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Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt,
And most contemptible to shun contempt.
        Pope—Moral Essays. Pt. III. L. 21.
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  Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.
        Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 378.
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I had rather chop this hand off at a blow,
And with the other fling it at thy face,
Than bear so low a sail, to strike to thee.
        Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 49.
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