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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Seeming
 
        All live by seeming.
The beggar begs with it, and the gay courtier
Gains land and title rank and rule, by seeming;
The clergy scorn it not, and the bold soldier
Will eke with it his service.—All admit it,
All practise it; and he who is content
With shewing what he is, shall have small credit
In church, or camp, or state—so wags the world.
        Scott.—Ivanhoe, Chap. XXXVII.; Old Play.
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They please, are pleased; they give to get esteem,
Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.
        Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 265.
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