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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Coins
 
  There is a great affinity between coins and poetry, and your medallist and critic are much nearer related than the world imagines.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Compare the beauty and comprehensiveness of legends on ancient coins.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Among the great variety of ancient coins which I saw at Rome I could not but take particular notice of such as relate to any of the buildings or statues which are still extant.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Till about the end of the third century I do not remember to have seen the head of a Roman emperor drawn with a full face: they always appear in profile.
Joseph Addison.    
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  Old coins are like so many maps for explaining the ancient geography.
Joseph Addison.    
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  I have seen an antiquary lick an old coin, among other trials, to distinguish the age of it by its taste.
Joseph Addison.    
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  You will never, with all your medallic eloquence, persuade Eugenius that it is better to have a pocketful of Othos than of Jacobuses.
Joseph Addison.    
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