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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Colley Cibber. (1671–1757) (continued)
 
3211
    Losers must have leave to speak.
          The Rival Fools. Act i.
3212
    Stolen sweets are best.
          The Rival Fools. Act i.
3213
    The will for the deed. 1
          The Rival Fools. Act iii.
3214
    Within one of her.
          The Rival Fools. Act v.
3215
    I don’t see it.
          The Careless Husband. Act ii. Sc. 2.
3216
    Persuasion tips his tongue whene’er he talks,
And he has chambers in King’s Bench walks. 2
 
Sir Richard Steele. (1672–1729)
 
3217
    Though her mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her was a liberal education. 3
          Tatler. No. 49.
3218
    Will. Honeycomb calls these over-offended ladies the outrageously virtuous.
          Spectator. No. 266.
 
Joseph Addison. (1672–1719)
 
3219
    The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,
And heavily in clouds brings on the day,
The great, the important day, big with the fate
Of Cato and of Rome.
          Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.
3220
    Thy steady temper, Portius,
Can look on guilt, rebellion, fraud, and Cæsar,
In the calm lights of mild philosophy.
          Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.
3221
    ’T is not in mortals to command success,
But we ’ll do more, Sempronius,—we ’ll deserve it.
          Cato. Act i. Sc. 2.
3222
    Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.
          Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.
 
Note 1.
See Swift, Quotation 40. [back]
Note 2.
A parody on Pope’s lines:—

Graced as thou art with all the power of words,
So known, so honoured at the House of Lords. [back]
Note 3.
Lady Elizabeth Hastings. [back]
 

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