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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
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  A long table, and a square table, or a seat about the walls, seem things of form, but are things of substance: for at a long table a few at the upper end, in effect, sway all the business; but in the other form there is more use of the counsellors’ opinions that sit lower.
Francis Bacon.    
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  Those forms are best which have been longest received and authorized in a nation by custom and use.
Sir William Temple.    
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