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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Fuller. (1608–1661) (continued)
 
2453
    She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him.
          Holy and Profane State. The Good Wife.
2454
    He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
          The Good Husband.
2455
    One that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.
          The Good Advocate.
2456
    A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion. 1
          The True Church Antiquary.
2457
    But our captain counts the image of God—nevertheless his image—cut in ebony as if done in ivory, and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of Heaven.
          The Good Sea-Captain.
2458
    To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.
          The Virtuous Lady.
2459
    The lion is not so fierce as painted. 2
          Of Preferment.
2460
    Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room.
          Of Natural Fools.
2461
    The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
          Of Tombs.
2462
    Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
          Of Books.
2463
    They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.
          Of Marriage.
2464
    Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
          Fame.
2465
    Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high. 3
          Andronicus. Sect. vi. Par. 18, 1.
 
Note 1.
See Bacon, Quotation 18. [back]
Note 2.
See Herbert, Quotation 19. [back]
Note 3.
See Bacon, Quotation 53. [back]
 

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