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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Shaft
 
In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft,
I shot his fellow of the self-same flight,
The self-same way, with more advised watch,
To find the other forth; and by adventuring both
I oft found both.
        Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 1. (Bassanio to Antonio.)
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O! many a shaft, at random sent,
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken,
May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken!
        Scott.—Lord of the Isles, Canto V. Verse 18.
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’Tis a word that’s quickly spoken,
Which, being restrain’d, a heart is broken.
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Spanish Curate, Act II. Scene 5.
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Who for the poor renown of being smart,
Would leave a sting within a brother’s heart.
        Dr. Young.—Satire II. Line 113.
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