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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Lewis Theobald. (1688–1744)
 
3854
    None but himself can be his parallel. 1
          The Double Falsehood.
 
James Bramston. (d. 1744)
 
3855
    What ’s not devoured by Time’s devouring hand?
Where ’s Troy, and where ’s the Maypole in the Strand?
          Art of Politics.
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    But Titus said, with his uncommon sense,
When the Exclusion Bill was in suspense:
“I hear a lion in the lobby roar;
Say, Mr. Speaker, shall we shut the door
And keep him there, or shall we let him in
To try if we can turn him out again?” 2
          Art of Politics.
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    So Britain’s monarch once uncovered sat,
While Bradshaw bullied in a broad-brimmed hat.
          Man of Taste.
 
Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield. (1694–1773)
 
3858
    Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
          Letter, March 10, 1746.
3859
    I knew once a very covetous, sordid fellow, 3 who used to say, “Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves.”
          Letter, Nov. 6, 1747.
 
Note 1.
Quæris Alcidæ parem?
Nemo est nisi ipse
(Do you seek Alcides’ equal? None is, except himself).—Seneca: Hercules Furens, i. 1; 84.

And but herself admits no parallel.—Philip Massinger: Duke of Milan, act iv. sc. 3. [back]
Note 2.
I hope, said Colonel Titus, we shall not be wise as the frogs to whom Jupiter gave a stork for their king. To trust expedients with such a king on the throne would be just as wise as if there were a lion in the lobby, and we should vote to let him in and chain him, instead of fastening the door to keep him out.—On the Exclusion Bill, Jan. 7, 1681. [back]
Note 3.
W. Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury in the reigns of King William, Queen Anne, and King George the Third. [back]
 

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