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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Burton. (1577–1640) (continued)
 
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    For “ignorance is the mother of devotion,” as all the world knows. 1
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.
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    The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience. 2
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.
2185
    Out of too much learning become mad.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.
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    The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 3.
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    Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 5.
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    When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done. 3
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 2, Subsect. 1.
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    One religion is as true as another.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 2, Subsect. 1.
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    They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 2, Subsect. 3.
 
Sir Thomas Overbury. (1581–1613)
 
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    In part to blame is she,
Which hath without consent bin only tride:
He comes to neere that comes to be denide. 4
          A Wife. St. 36.
 
Note 1.
Ignorance is the mother of devotion.—Jeremy Taylor: To a Person newly Converted (1657).

Your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me.—John Dryden: The Maiden Queen, act i. sc. 2. [back]
Note 2.
The fear o’ hell ’s a hangman’s whip
To haud the wretch in order.
Robert Burns: Epistle to a Young Friend. [back]
Note 3.
Saint Augustine was in the habit of dining upon Saturday as upon Sunday; but being puzzled with the different practices then prevailing (for they had begun to fast at Rome on Saturday), consulted Saint Ambrose on the subject. Now at Milan they did not fast on Saturday, and the answer of the Milan saint was this: “Quando hic sum, non jejuno Sabbato; quando Romæ sum, jejuno Sabbato” (When I am here, I do not fast on Saturday; when at Rome, I do fast on Saturday).—Epistle xxxvi. to Casulanus. [back]
Note 4.
In part she is to blame that has been tried:
He comes too late that comes to be denied.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: The Lady’s Resolve. [back]
 

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