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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Jews
 
  The Jews are among the aristocracy of every land; if a literature is called rich in the possession of a few classic tragedies, what shall we say to a national tragedy lasting for fifteen hundred years, in which the poets and the actors were also the heroes.
        George Eliot—Daniel Deronda. Bk. VI. Ch. XLII.
  1
The Jews spend at Easter.
        Herbert—Jacula Prudentum. No. 244.
  2
A Hebrew knelt in the dying light,
  His eye was dim and cold;
The hairs on his brow were silver white,
  And his blood was thin and old.
        Thomas K. Hervey—The Devil’s Progress.
  3
Who hateth me but for my happiness?
Or who is honored now but for his wealth?
Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus,
Than pitied in a Christian poverty.
        Marlowe—The Jew of Malta. Act I. Sc. 1.
  4
To undo a Jew is charity, and not sin.
        Marlowe—The Jew of Malta. Act IV. Sc. 6.
  5
This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.
        Attributed to Pope when Macklin was performing Shylock. Feb. 14, 1741. See Biographia Dramatica. Vol. I. Pt. II. P. 469.
  6
Still have I borne it with a patient shrug,
(For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.)
You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog.
        Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 110.
  7
  I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
        Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 60.
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