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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rot
 
Sorry pre-eminence of high descent
Above the vulgar born, to rot in state!
        Blair.—The Grave, Line 154.
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Proud e’en in death, here rot in state.
        Churchill.—The Ghost, Book II.
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’Tis but an hour ago since it was nine;
And, after one hour more, ’twill be eleven;
And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,
And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot.
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques.)
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So runs the round of life from hour to hour.
        Tennyson.—Circumstance.
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