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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Shines
 
He needs no foil, but shines by his own proper light.
        Dryden.—Character of a Good Parson, last Line.
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That need no sun t’ illuminate their spheres,
But their own native light far passing theirs.
        Spenser.—Hymn to Heavenly Beauty, Line 69.
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Shine in the dignity of F. R. S.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 570.
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