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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Fancy
 
  In the loss of an object we do not proportion our grief to the real value it bears, but to the value our fancies set upon it.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Why will any man be so impertinently officious as to tell me all this is only fancy? If it is a dream, let me enjoy it.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Nor are the pleasures which the brutal part of the creation enjoy subject to be lessened by the uneasiness which arises from fancy.
Francis Atterbury.    
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  ’Tis not necessity, but opinion, that makes men miserable, and when we come to be fancy-sick, there’s no cure.
Roger L’Estrange.    
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  However strict a hand is to be kept upon all the desires of fancy, yet in recreation fancy must be permitted to speak.
John Locke.    
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