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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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Take heed lest passion sway
Thy judgment to do aught which else free-will
Would not admit.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VIII. Line 635.
  1
        I argue not
Against Heaven’s hand or will, nor bate a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
Right onward.
        Milton.—Sonnet XXII.
  2
        Were man
But constant, he were perfect.
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V. Scene 4. (Proteus.)
  3
And let men so conduct themselves in life
As to be always strangers to defeat.
        Yonge’s Cicero.—A precept of Atreus, Tusculan Disp. Book V. Div. 18.
  4
When once our grace we have forgot,
Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not.
        Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 4. (Angelo repentant.)
  5
But by bad courses may be understood,
That their events can never fall out good.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act II. Scene 1. (York to the King.)
  6
Circles are prais’d, not that abound
In largeness, but th’ exactly round:
So life we praise, that does excel,
Not in much time, but acting well.
        Waller.—Long and Short Life. Epigrams.
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