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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?–1774) (continued)
 
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    A night-cap deck’d his brows instead of bay,—
A cap by night, a stocking all the day. 1
          Description of an Author’s Bed-chamber.
4343
    This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey. 2
          The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
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    All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
          The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
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    Silence gives consent. 3
          The Good-Natured Man. Act ii.
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    Measures, not men, have always been my mark. 4
          The Good-Natured Man. Act ii.
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    I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. 5
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
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    The very pink of perfection.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
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    The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
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    I ’ll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
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    Ask me no questions, and I ’ll tell you no fibs.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act iii.
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    We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
          Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i.
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    Handsome is that handsome does. 6
          Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i.
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    The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the
 
Note 1.
See page Quotation 43. [back]
Note 2.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Maxim 22. [back]
Note 3.
Ray: Proverbs. Thomas Fuller: Wise Sentences. [greek]—Euripides: Iph. Aul., 1142. [back]
Note 4.
Measures, not men.—Earl of Chesterfield: Letter, Mar. 6, 1742. Not men, but measures.—Edmund Burke: Present Discontents. [back]
Note 5.
See Bacon, Quotation 57. [back]
Note 6.
See Chaucer, Quotation 32. [back]
 

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