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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Rochester
 
        Nothing! thou elder brother ev’n to shade!
Thou hadst a being ere the world was made,
And, well-fix’d, art alone of ending not afraid.
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  Books bear him up awhile, and make him try to swim with bladders of philosophy.  2
  Born to myself, I like myself alone.  3
  Custom does often reason overrule.  4
  Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that nobody ever had the confidence to own it.  5
  ’Tis a meaner part of sense to find a fault than taste an excellence.  6
  We should be careful to deserve a good reputation by doing well; and when that care is once taken, not to be over anxious about the success.  7
  Where solid pains succeed our senseless joys, and short-lived pleasures pass like fleeting dreams.  8
 
 
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