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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Zeal
 
We do that in our zeal,
Our calmer moments are afraid to answer.
        Scott.—Woodstock, Chap. XVII.
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Tell zeal, it lacks devotion;
  Tell love, it is but lust;
Tell time, it is but motion;
  Tell flesh, it is but dust!
      And wish them not reply,
      For thou must give the lye.
        Sir Walter Raleigh.—The Lye, 2 Percy Rel. Page 323.
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Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.
        Swift.—Thoughts on Religion. (Roscoe’s Edition of his Life.)
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