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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Nathaniel Lee. (1653–1692)
 
 
1
    Then he will talk—good gods! how he will talk! 1
          Alexander the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
2
    Vows with so much passion, swears with so much grace,
That ’t is a kind of heaven to be deluded by him.
          Alexander the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
3
    When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war.
          Alexander the Great. Act iv. Sc. 2.
4
    ’T is beauty calls, and glory shows the way. 2
          Alexander the Great. Act iv. Sc. 2.
5
    Man, false man, smiling, destructive man!
          Theodosius. Act iii. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
See Beaumont and Fletcher, Quotation 10. [back]
Note 2.
”Leads the way” in the stage editions, which contain various interpolations, among them—

See the conquering hero comes!
Sound the trumpet, beat the drums!—

which was first used by Handel in “Joshua,” and afterwards transferred to “Judas Maccabæus.” The text of both oratorios was written by Dr. Thomas Morell, a clergyman. [back]
 

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