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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rome
 
See the wild waste of all-devouring years!
How Rome her own sad sepulchre appears,
With nodding arches, broken temples spread;
The very tombs now vanished, like their dead!
        Pope.—Moral Essays; to Mr. Addison, Epi. V. Line 1.
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The silver goose before the shining gate,
There flew; and by her cackle saved the state.
        Dryden’s Virgil.—The Æneid, Book VIII. Line 655.
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And here a goose in silver, fluttering athwart the gilded galleries, gave warning that the Gauls were just at hand.
        Buckley’s Virgil.—The Æneid, Book VIII. Page 289.
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Far as the sickening eye can sweep around,
’Tis now one desert, desolate and grey.
        Thomson.—Liberty, Part I.
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        Thin wave the gifts
Of yellow Ceres.
        Thomson.—Liberty, Part I.
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Inglorious droops the laurel, dead to song,
And long a stranger to the hero’s brow.
        Thomson.—Liberty, Part I.
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Breathing a kind oblivion o’er their woes.
        Thomson.—Liberty, Part I.
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An almost total desolation sits,
A dreary stillness, saddening o’er the coast.
        Thomson.—Liberty, Part I.
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To ruffle in the commonwealth of Rome.
        Shakespeare.—Titus Andronicus, Act I. Scene 2. (Saturninus to Titus.)
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Rome indeed, and room enough,
When there is in it but one only man.
        Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act I. Scene 2. (Cassius to Brutus.)
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