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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Busy
 
In the busy haunts of men,
In the still and shadowy glen.
        Mrs. Hemans.—Tale of the Secret Tribunal.
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And shunned the busy haunts of men.
        Homer.—The Iliad of the Earl of Derby, Book VI. Line 240; and “the busy hum of men” in the 10th Book, Line 16.
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We talk here in the public haunt of men.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Benvolio to Mercutio.)
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Tower’d cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.
        Milton.—L’Allegro, Line 118.
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