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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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Five acts are just the measure of a play.
        Roscommon.—Horace’s Art of Poetry.
  1
        The play’s the thing,
Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (His reflections on the players and himself.)
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Plays are the mirrors of life.
        Bulwer Lytton.—Devereux, Book [?]. Chap. X.
  3
With his romances, and his d——’d plays, and his Odyssey, Popes, and a parcel of fellows not worth a groat.
        Murphy.—The Apprentice, Act I.
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