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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
        Marcus Aurelius—Meditations. Ch. IX. 9.
A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body!
        Dickens—Nicholas Nickelby. Ch. XXXIV.
Hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
        Job. XLI. 24.
  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
        Matthew. V. 13.
Fine by defect, and delicately weak.
        Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. II. L. 43.
That air and harmony of shape express,
Fine by degrees, and beautifully less.
        Prior—Henry and Emma. L. 432.
Come, give us a taste of your quality.
        Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 451.
  Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
        Madame de Staël—Germany. Pt. II. Ch. VIII.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
        Walt Whitman—Leaves of Grass. Song of the Broad-Axe. St. 4.

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