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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
George (Marian Evans Cross) Eliot. (1819–1880)
 
 
1
    Creeds of terror.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
2
    A serious ape whom none take seriously,
Obliged in this fool’s world to earn his nuts
By hard buffoonery.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
3
    His smile is sweetened by his gravity.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
4
    Certain winds will make men’s temper bad.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
5
    Sad as a wasted passion.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
6
      Knightly love is blent with reverence
As heavenly air is blent with heavenly blue.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
7
      Inclination snatches arguments
To make indulgence seem judicious choice.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
8
      Perhaps the wind
Wails so in winter for the summers dead,
And all sad sounds are nature’s funeral cries
For what has been and is not.
          Spanish Gypsy. Book i.
9
              Who can prove
Wit to be witty when with deeper ground
Dulness intuitive declares wit dull?
          A College Breakfast-party.
10
    Oh may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence.
          Poems: Oh may I join the Choir invisible.
  
  
  
11
    It’s but little good you’ll do watering last year’s crops.
          Adam Bede. Chap. xviii.
12
    He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. 1 
          Adam Bede. Chap. xxxiii.
13
    An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
          Romola. Book iii. Chap. xvii.
14
    Men’s men: gentle or simple, they’re much of a muchness.
          Daniel Deronda. Book iv. Chap. xxxi.
 
Note 1.
Rostand: Chantecler: Hymn to the Sun, page 998. [back]
 

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