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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Offence
 
All’s not offence that indiscretion finds.
        Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act II. Scene 4. (Goneril to her Father.)
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At every trifle scorn to take offence,
That always shews great pride or little sense.
        Pope.—On Criticism, Line 386.
  2
Every offence is not a hate at first.
        Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene 1.
  3
Oh, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven!
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 3. (The King’s soliloquy.)
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What dire offence from amorous causes springs;
What mighty contests rise from trivial things!
        Pope.—Rape of the Lock, Line 1.
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Evil events from evil causes spring.
        Aristophanes.—Ramage’s Thoughts from Greek Authors.
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