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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
A wise and salutary neglect.
        Burke—Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. II. P. 117.
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
        Ben Jonson—The Silent Woman. Act I. Sc. 1.
His noble negligences teach
What others’ toils despair to reach.
        Prior—Alma. Canto II. L. 7.
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