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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Pride
 
As in some Irish houses, where things are so-so,
One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show;
But, for eating a rasher of what they take pride in,
They’d as soon think of eating the pan it is fried in.
        Goldsmith.—The Hanch of Venison, Line 9.
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Here beggar pride defrauds her daily cheer,
To boast one splendid banquet once a-year.
        Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 277.
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In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies;
All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies.
Pride still is aiming at the best abodes,
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. I. Line 123.
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The sin of pride is the sin of sins; in which all subsequent sins are included, as in their germ; they are but the unfolding of this one.
        Archbishop Trench.—The Prodigal Son, Page 374. (Notes on the Parables. Ed. 9th.)
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Pride of all others the most dangerous fault,
Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.
        Roscommon.—On Translated Verse.
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Pride the first peer and president of Hell.
        Defoe.—The True-born Englishman, Part I.
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My pride fell with my fortunes.
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2.
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To lordlings proud I tune my lay,
  Who feast in bower or hall;
Though dukes they be, to dukes I say,
  That pride will have a fall.
        Gay.—Duke upon Duke, a Ballad.
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Of all the causes that conspire to blind
Man’s erring judgment, and misguide the mind,
What the weak head with strongest bias rules,
Is Pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
        Pope.—Essay on Criticism, Part II. Line 201.
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’Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul:
I think the Romans call it stoicism.
        Addison.—Cato, Act I. Scene 1.
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He saw a cottage with a double coach-house,
  A cottage of gentility!
And the devil did grin, for his darling sin
  Is pride that apes humility.
        Coleridge.—The Devil’s Thoughts. This verse is Coleridge’s, and not Southey’s. See the note to the seventh verse in the edition of 1829.
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