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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
William Pitt
 
        A strong nor’wester’s blowing, Bill!
  Hark! don’t yet hear it roar now?
Lord help ’em, how I pities them
  Unhappy folks on shore now!
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        Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all
That shared its shelter, perish in its fall.
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  Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.  3
  Eloquence is in the assembly, not in the speaker.  4
  Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.  5
  Reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations.  6
  The atrocious crime of being a young man.  7
  The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter,—the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!  8
 
 
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