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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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Bees are sometimes drowned (or suffocated) in the honey which they collect. So some writers are lost in their collected learning.
        Hawthorne.—American Note-Books. (1842.)
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And since, I never dare to write
As funny as I can.
        Holmes.—The Height of the Ridiculous.
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The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation.
        Washington Irving.—Tales of a Traveller: The poor-devil Author.
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Look, then, into thine heart and write.
        Longfellow.—Voices of the Night: Prelude.
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