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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Nehemiah Grew
 
  By humility I mean not the abjectness of a base mind; but a prudent care not to over-value ourselves upon any account.
Nehemiah Grew: Cosmologia Sacra.    
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  From the total abolition of the popular power may be dated the ruin of Rome: for had the reducing hereof to its ancient condition, as proposed by Agrippa, been accepted instead of Mæcenas’s model, that state might have continued unto this day.
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  Contemplative men may be without the pleasure of discovering the secrets of state, and men of action are commonly without the pleasure of tracing the secrets of divine art.
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