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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Born
 
I was born, sir, when the crab was ascending, and all my affairs go backward.
        Congreve.—Love for Love, Act II. Scene 1.
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Born in a cellar, and living in a garret.
        Foote.—The Author, Act II.
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Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred,
Promoted thence to deck her mistress’ head.
        Byron.—A Sketch, Line 1.
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Born in thy house, and in thy service bred,
Nurs’d in thy arms, and at thy table fed.
        Churchill.—The Candidate.
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Born not for ourselves, but for our friends,
Our country, and our glory.
        Randolph.—The Muses’ Looking-glass, Act III. Scene 1.
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I was born to other things.
        Tennyson.—In Memoriam. CXIX. v. 3.
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Born of one mother in one happy mould,
Born at one burden in one happy morn.
        Spenser.—Faerie Queen, Book IV. Canto II. Stanza 41.
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