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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Scaffold
 
  It is the toilet of death, but it leads to immortality.
Charlotte Corday.    
  1
  I had rather be guillotined than a guillotiner.
Danton.    
  2
  I hope the edge of your guillotine is sharper than your scissors.
Duclos.    
  3
  That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.
Sir P. Sidney.    
  4
  They are sending me to the scaffold. Well, my friends, we must go to it gayly.
Danton.    
  5
  When they go smiling to the scaffold, it is time to break in pieces the sickle of death.
Danton.    
  6
  Pardon, gentles all, the flat unraised spirits that have dared on this unworthy scaffold to bring forth so great an object.
Shakespeare.    
  7
  I will never, for the future, paint the portrait of a tyrant until his head lies before me on the scaffold.
J. L. David.    
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