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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Variety
 
Variety’s the very spice of life,
That gives it all its flavour.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book II. Line 606.
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Varieties too regular for chance.
        Cowley.—Translation of Georgics, Book II.
  2
Variety alone gives joy;
The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.
        Prior.—The Turtle and Sparrow, Line 234.
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Where order in variety we see,
And where, though all things differ, all agree.
        Pope.—Windsor Forest, Line 15.
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There is a grace in wild variety
Surpassing rule and order.
        Mason.—English Garden. (A quotation.)
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