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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Formality
 
        Oh, see thee old and formal, fitted to thy petty part,
With a little hoard of maxims preaching dawn a daughter’s heart!
Tennyson.    
  1
                    Lord Angelo is precise;
Stands at a guard with envy; scarce confesses
That his blood flows, or that his appetite
Is more to bread than stone.
Shakespeare.    
  2
        There are a sort of men, whose visages
Do cream and mantle, like a standing pond;
And do a willful stillness entertain,
With purpose to be dressed in an opinion
Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit;
As who should say, I am sir Oracle,
And when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!
Shakespeare.    
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