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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Company
 
It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught as men take diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act V. Scene 1. (Falstaff solus.)
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        Get thee gone;
I see thou art not for my company.
        Shakespeare.—Titus Andronicus, Act III. Scene 2. (Titus to Marcus.)
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Is all our company here?
        Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I. Scene 2. (Quince to Bottom.)
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I thank you for your company; but, good faith, I had as lief have been myself alone.
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Jaques to Orlando.)
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Catius is ever moral, ever grave,
Thinks who endures a knave, is next a knave,
Save just at dinner—then prefers, no doubt,
A rogue with venison, to a saint without.
        Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. I. To Temple, Line 77.
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Preferring, with a soul as black as soot,
A rogue on horseback to a saint on foot.
        Wolcot.—The Lousiad, Canto I.
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A pleasant companion is as good as a coach.
        Swift.—The Tripos, Act III. (Jucundus comes est pro vehiculo.)
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Company, villanous company, hath been the spoil of me.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 3. (Falstaff to Bardolph.)
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