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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Chapman. (1559?–1634) (continued)
 
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      Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools. 1
          All Fools. Act v. Sc. 1.
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    Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her
Is righted even when men grant they err.
          Monsieur D’Olive. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
One passion doth expel another still. 2
          Monsieur D’Olive. Act v. Sc. 1.
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    Let no man value at a little price
A virtuous woman’s counsel; her wing’d spirit
Is feather’d oftentimes with heavenly words.
          The Gentleman Usher. Act iv. Sc. 1.
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    To put a girdle round about the world. 3
          Bussy D’Ambois. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    His deeds inimitable, like the sea
That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts
Nor prints of precedent for poor men’s facts.
          Bussy D’Ambois. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    So our lives
In acts exemplary, not only win
Ourselves good names, but doth to others give
Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live. 4
          Bussy D’Ambois. Act i. Sc. 1.
328
    Who to himself is law no law doth need,
Offends no law, and is a king indeed.
          Bussy D’Ambois. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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    Each natural agent works but to this end,—
To render that it works on like itself.
          Bussy D’Ambois. Act iii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
Quoted by Camden as a saying of one Dr. Metcalf. It is now in many peoples’ mouths, and likely to pass into a proverb.—Ray: Proverbs (Bohn ed.) p. 145. [back]
Note 2.
One fire burns out another’s burning,
One pain is lessened by another’s anguish.
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. 2. [back]
Note 3.
I ’ll put a girdle round about the earth.—William Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, act ii. sc. 1. [back]
Note 4.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime.
Henry W. Longfellow: A Psalm of Life. [back]
 

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