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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Jeffrey
 
        As this auspicious day began the race
Of ev’ry virtue join’d with ev’ry grace;
May you, who own them, welcome its return,
Till excellence, like yours, again is born.
The years we wish, will half your charms impair;
The years we wish the better half will spare;
The victims of your eyes will bleed no more,
But all the beauties of your mind adore.
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  An obligation is something which constrains or induces us to act.  2
  God help us! it is a foolish little thing, this human life, at the best; and it is half ridiculous and half pitiful to see what importance we ascribe to it, and to its little ornaments and distinctions.  3
  Good-will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.  4
  Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.  5
  Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of these ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine or a rank poison.  6
  Simplicity of manner is the last attainment. Men are very long afraid of being natural, from the dread of being taken for ordinary.  7
  The cheat ambition, eager to espouse dominion, courts it with a lying show, and shines in borrowed pomp to serve a turn.  8
  The disease and its medicine are like two factions in a besieged town; they tear one another to pieces, but both unite against their common enemy, nature.  9
 
 
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