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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rule
 
His fair large front, and eye sublime, declar’d
Absolute rule: and hyacinthine locks,
Round from his parted forelock, manly hung
Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 300.
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And this was thought the highest post,
For, rule the rump, you rule the roast.
        Swift.—Answer to Dr. Delany.
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He is unfit to manage public matters,
Who knows not how to rule at home his household.
        Ford.—The Fancies, Act V. Scene 1.
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