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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
He ne’er presumed to make an error clearer;—
In short, there never was a better hearer.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto XIV. St. 37.
One eare it heard, at the other out it went.
        Chaucer—Canterbury Tales. Bk. IV. L. 435.
Within a bony labyrinthean cave,
Reached by the pulse of the aërial wave,
This sibyl, sweet, and Mystic Sense is found,
Muse, that presides o’er all the Powers of Sound.
        Abraham Coles—Man, the Microcosm; and the Cosmos. P. 51.
None so deaf as those that will not hear.
        Matthew Henry—Commentaries. Psalm LVIII.
Little pitchers have wide ears.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
Who is so deaf as he that will not hear?
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum.
Went in at the one eare and out at the other.
        Heywood—Proverbs. Pt. II. Ch. IX.
      Hear ye not the hum
Of mighty workings?
        Keats—Addressed to Haydon. Sonnet X.
Where did you get that pearly ear?
God spoke and it came out to hear.
        George MacDonald—Song. At the Back of the North Wind. Ch. XXXIII.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
        Mark. IV. 9.
                I was all ear,
And took in strains that might create a soul
Under the ribs of death.
        MiltonComus. L. 560.
Where more is meant than meets the ear.
        MiltonIl Penseroso. L. 120.
Such an exploit have I in hand, Ligarius,
Had you a healthful ear to hear of it.
        Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 318.
Hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear.
        Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 13.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
        Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 78.
  They never would hear,
  But turn the deaf ear,
As a matter they had no concern in.
        Swift—Dingley and Brent.
  He that has ears to hear, let him stuff them with cotton.
        Thackeray—Virginians. Ch. XXXII.
Strike, but hear me.
        Themistocles—Rollin’s Ancient History. Bk. VI. Ch. II. Sec. VIII.

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