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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Study
 
Studious minds from Coke instruction draw,
And learn to trace the labyrinths of law.
        Robert Noyes.—Distress.
  1
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
        Bacon.—Essay 50, of Studies.
  2
The labour we delight in physics pain.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 3. (Macbeth to Macduff after the murder of Duncan.)
  3
At school I knew him—a sharp-witted youth, grave, thoughtful, and reserved among his mates; turning the hours of sport and food to labour; starving his body to inform his mind.
        Scott.—The Monastery, Chap. XXXI.
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Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look,
The fields his study, nature was his book.
        Bloomfield.—Farmer’s Boy, Spring.
  5
As soon as Phœbus’ rays inspect us,
First, sir, I read, and then I breakfast;
So on till foresaid god does set,
I sometimes study, sometimes eat.
        Prior.—To Shepherd.
  6
Six hours thou may’st give to sleep; just as many with equity to the laws; four thou shalt pray, and two thou may’st give to feasting; after which the remainder is to be given voluntarily to sacred songs.
        Coke.—On Lit. Book I. Cap. I.; and Sir William Jones.
  7
1.  I have not lived in the temple for nothing.
2.  He slept there, and calls it studying the law.
        Murphy.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II.
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