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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Presumption
 
Presume to lay their hand upon the ark
Of her magnificent and awful cause.
        Cowper—The Task. Bk. II. The Timepiece. L. 231.
  1
It is not so with Him that all things knows
As ’tis with us that square our guess by shows:
But most it is presumption in us when
The help of heaven we count the act of men.
        All’s Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 152.
  2
He will steal himself into a man’s favour and for a week escape a great deal of discoveries; but when you find him out, you have him ever after.
        All’s Well That Ends Well. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 97.
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How dare the plants look up to heaven, from whence
They have their nourishment?
        Pericles. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 55.
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