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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1162
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:Take but degree away, untune that string,
And, hark, what discord follows! each thing meets
In mere oppugnancy. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Troilus and Cressida. Act i. Sc. 3.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
Unless degree is preserved, the first place is safe for no one.—Publius Syrus: Maxim 1042. [back]
 

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