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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Presume to lay their hand upon the ark
Of her magnificent and awful cause.
        Cowper—The Task. Bk. II. The Timepiece. L. 231.
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.
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.
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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