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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Precedence
 
The notion of the insignificancy of place, has been of infinite prejudice to many worthy men, and of as great advantage to others who have juster thoughts of it.
While dignity sinks with its own weight, the scum of mankind will naturally rise above it.
        Swift.—Right of Precedence.
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