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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Beggar
 
A beggar begs that never begged before.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 3. (The Duchess to Bolingbroke.)
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Moody beggars, starving for a time
Of pell-mell havock and confusion.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act V. Scene 1. (The King to Warwick.)
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“I am unable,” yonder beggar cries,
“To stand or move.” If he says true, he lies.
        Dr. Donne.—Epigram.
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When king Cophetua lov’d the beggar-maid.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 1. (Mercutio to Benvolio.)
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