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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Mathew Henry. (1662–1714) (continued)
 
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    So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish that he did not only sigh but roar. 1
          Commentaries. Job iii.
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    To their own second thoughts. 2
          Commentaries. Job vi.
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    He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.
          Commentaries. Psalm xxxvi.
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    Our creature comforts.
          Commentaries. Psalm xxxvii.
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    None so deaf as those that will not hear. 3
          Commentaries. Psalm lviii.
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    They that die by famine die by inches.
          Commentaries. Psalm lix.
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    To fish in troubled waters.
          Commentaries. Psalm lx.
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    Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore called the staff of life. 4
          Commentaries. Psalm civ.
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    Hearkners, we say, seldom hear good of themselves.
          Commentaries. Ecclesiastes vii.
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    It was a common saying among the Puritans, “Brown bread and the Gospel is good fare.”
          Commentaries. Isaiah xxx.
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    Blushing is the colour of virtue. 5
          Commentaries. Jeremiah iii.
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    It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church. 6
          Commentaries. Jeremiah vii.
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    None so blind as those that will not see. 7
          Commentaries. Jeremiah xx.
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    Not lost, but gone before. 8
          Commentaries. Matthew ii.
 
Note 1.
Nature says best; and she says, Roar!—Edgeworth: Ormond, chap. v. (King Corny in a paroxysm of gout.) [back]
Note 2.
I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober second thought of the people shall be law.—Fisher Ames: On Biennial Elections, 1788. [back]
Note 3.
See Heywood, Quotation 123. [back]
Note 4.
Bread is the staff of life.—Jonathan Swift: Tale of a Tub.

Corne, which is the staffe of life.—Winslow: Good Newes from New England, p. 47. (London, 1624.)

The stay and the staff, the whole staff of bread.—Isaiah iii. 1. [back]
Note 5.
Diogenes once saw a youth blushing, and said: “Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue.”—Diogenes Laertius: Diogenes, vi. [back]
Note 6.
See Heywood, Quotation 40. [back]
Note 7.
There is none so blind as they that won’t see.—Jonathan Swift: Polite Conversation, dialogue iii. [back]
Note 8.
Literally from Seneca, Epistola lxiii. 16.

Not dead, but gone before.—Samuel Rogers: Human Life. [back]
 

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