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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Tediousness
 
  The sin of excessive length.
Shirley.    
  1
  Wearisome nights are appointed to me.
Bible.    
  2
  Oh, he is as tedious as a tired horse!
Shakespeare.    
  3
  I stay too long by thee; I weary thee.
Shakespeare.    
  4
  For not to irksome toil, but to delight, He made us.
Milton.    
  5
  Pity only on fresh objects stays, but with the tedious sight of woes decays.
Dryden.    
  6
  Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
Shakespeare.    
  7
  Is there anything more tedious than the often repeated tales of the old and forgetful?
Colton.    
  8
  A man would die, though he were neither valiant nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so often over and over again.
Bacon.    
  9
 
 
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