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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Soul
 
Death only this mysterious truth unfolds,
The mighty soul, how small a body holds.
        Juvenal.—Sat. 10. (Dryden.)
  1
A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
        Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 596.
  2
And the weak soul, within itself unblest,
Leans for all pleasure on another’s breast.
        Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 271.
  3
A pure ingenuous elegance of soul,
A delicate refinement, known to few,
Perplex’d his breast.
        Thomson.—Summer.
  4
        Within this wall of flesh
There is a soul counts thee her creditor,
And with advantage means to pay thy love.
        Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 3. (The King to Hubert.)
  5
The soul’s dark cottage, batter’d and decay’d,
Lets in new light through chinks that time has made;
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become,
As they draw nearer to their eternal home.
        Waller.—On his Divine Poems.
  6
I am positive I have a soul; nor can all the books with which materialists have pestered the world, ever convince me to the contrary.
        Sterne.—Sentimental Journey, Maria, Moulines, last three Lines.
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The soul, secured in her existence, smiles
At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.
        Addison.—Cato, Act V. Scene 1.
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The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole—
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul!
        Byron.—The Bride of Abydos, Canto I. Stanza 6.
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        Such souls
Whose sudden visitations daze the world,
Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind
A voice that in the distance far away
Wakens the slumbering ages.
        H. Taylor.—Van Artevelde, Act I. Scene 7.
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