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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Sir Thomas Overbury
  Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers to make a fire next day.  1
  He who has nothing to boast of but his ancestry is like a potato; the only good belonging to him is underground.  2
  Love is a superstition that doth fear the idol which itself hath made.  3
  The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like a potato,—the only good belonging to him is underground.  4
  Wit is brushwood, judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, the other yields the durablest heat; and both meeting make the best fire.  5
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