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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Sir Walter Scott. (1771–1832) (continued)
 
5164
    No pale gradations quench his ray,
No twilight dews his wrath allay.
          Rokeby. Canto vi. Stana 21.
5165
    Come as the winds come, when
  Forests are rended;
Come as the waves come, when
  Navies are stranded.
          Pibroch of Donald Dhu.
5166
    A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
          Guy Mannering. Chap. xxxvii.
5167
    Bluid is thicker than water. 1
          Guy Mannering. Chap. xxxviii.
5168
    It ’s no fish ye ’re buying, it ’s men’s lives. 2
          The Antiquary. Chap. xi.
5169
    When Israel, of the Lord belov’d,
  Out of the land of bondage came,
Her fathers’ God before her mov’d,
  An awful guide in smoke and flame.
          Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix.
5170
    Sea of upturned faces. 3
          Rob Roy. Chap. xx.
5171
    There ’s a gude time coming.
          Rob Roy. Chap. xxxii.
5172
    My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.
          Rob Roy. Chap. xxxiv.
5173
    Scared out of his seven senses. 4
          Rob Roy. Chap. xxxiv.
5174
    Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
  To all the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
  Is worth an age without a name.
          Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.
 
Note 1.
This proverb, so frequently ascribed to Scott, is a common proverb of the seventeenth century. It is found in Ray and other collections of proverbs. [back]
Note 2.
It is not linen you ’re wearing out,
But human creatures’s lives.
Thomas Hood: Song of the Shirt. [back]
Note 3.
Daniel Webster: Speech, Sept. 30, 1842. [back]
Note 4.
Huzzaed out of my seven senses.—Spectator, No. 616, Nov. 5, 1774. [back]
 

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