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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.
        John Bradford (seeing a criminal pass by), in his Writings. Vol. II. Pub. by Parker Society, Cambridge, 1853. Biog. notice. P. 13. Credited to him also by Dean Farrar—Eternal Hope. Fourth Sermon. S. O. VII. 269. 351. Credited also to Baxter, Bunyan, John Wesley.
  An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.
        Book of Common Prayer. Catechism.
Whatever he did, was done with so much ease,
In him alone ’twas natural to please.
        Dryden—Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L. 27.
Ye are fallen from grace.
        Galatians. V. 4.
Stately and tall he moves in the hall,
The chief of a thousand for grace.
        Kate Franklin—Life at Olympus. Godey’s Lady’s Book. Vol. XXIII. P. 33.
And grace that won who saw to wish her stay.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 43.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,
And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
        Pope—Essay on Criticism. L. 152.
God give him grace to groan!
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 21.
O, then, what graces in my love do dwell,
That he hath turn’d a heaven unto a hell!
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 206.
Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of heaven,
Before, behind thee and on every hand,
Enwheel thee round!
        Othello. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 85.
          For several virtues
Have I lik’d several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow’d,
And put it to the foil.
        Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 42.
He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
        Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 88.
The three black graces, Law, Physic, and Divinity.
        Horace and James Smith—Punch’s Holiday.
Narcissus is the glory of his race:
For who does nothing with a better grace?
        Young—Love of Fame. Satire IV. L. 85.

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