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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Religion
 
Religion, if in heavenly truths attired,
Needs only to be seen to be admired.
        Cowper.—Expostulation, Line 492.
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Religion does not censure or exclude
Unnumber’d pleasures, harmlessly pursued.
        Cowper.—Retirement, Line 783.
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Religion crowns the statesman and the man,
Sole source of public and of private peace.
        Dr. Young.—On the public Situation of the Kingdom, Line 499.
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Religion is the mortar that binds society together; the granite pedestal of liberty; the strong backbone of the social system.
        Guthrie.—The Gospel in Ezekiel, Chap. xv., Page 295.
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        The dispute about religion,
And the practice of it, seldom go together.
        Dr. Young.—Pref. to Night VI. Line 1.
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For in religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere.
        Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act III. Scene 3.
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A fellow that makes religion his stalking-horse.
        Marston.—The Malecontent, Act IV. Scene 3.
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Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires,
And unawares morality expires.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV., Line 649.
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He dropped his religion and took up no other in its stead.
        Swift.—Four Last Years of Queen Anne. (On the Earl of Wharton.)
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