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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
An Iliad of woes.
        Demosthenes. 387. 12. Diodorus Siculus. De Quincey—Confessions of an Opium Eater. Pt. II.
Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
        Robert Greene—Sonnet.
When one is past, another care we have;
Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
        Herrick—Sorrows Succeed.
And woe succeeds to woe.
        Homer—Iliad. Bk. XVI. L. 139. Pope’s trans.
Long exercised in woes.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. I. L. 2. Pope’s trans.
  Woe unto you,… for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin.
        Matthew. XXIII. 23.
So perish all whose breast ne’er learned to glow
For other’s good or melt at other’s woe.
        Pope—Elegy to an Unfortunate Lady. Homer—Odyssey. Bk. XVIII. 269.
I was not always a man of woe.
        Scott—Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto II. St. 12.
One woe doth tread upon another’s heel
So fast they follow.
        Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 165.
        All these woes shall serve
For sweet discourses in our time to come.
        Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 52.
Woes, cluster; rare are solitary woes;
They love a train, they tread each other’s heel.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night III. L. 63.

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