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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Blood
 
Thoughts that would thick my blood.
        Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Polixenes to Leontes.)
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What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 215.
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What bloody man is that?
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 2. (Duncan meeting a bleeding soldier.)
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As fall the dews on quenchless sands,
Blood only serves to wash ambition’s hands.
        Byron.—Don Juan, Canto IX., Stanza 59.
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By the blood of the scratches.
        Reynolds.—The Dramatist, Act III. Scene 1.
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