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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rent
 
Fit dwelling for the feather’d throng,
Who pay their quit-rents with a song.
        Green.—The Wish.
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The site was neither granted him nor given;
’Twas nature’s, and the ground-rent due to Heaven.
        Dr. Walter Harte.—Eulogius.
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Virgil loved rural ease, and, far from harm,
Mæcenas fix’d him in a neat snug farm,
Where he might, free from trouble, pass his days
In his own way, and pay his rent in praise.
        Churchill.—Independence.
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It is the due paying of God’s quit-rents which he expecteth; I mean the realizing of our gratitude unto him for his many mercies, in leading the remainder of our lives according to his will and his word.
        Fuller.—Mixt Contemplations, No. 32.
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His quit-rent ode, his peppercorn of praise.
        Cowper.—Table Talk, Line 111.
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