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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Custom
 
The breach of custom
Is breach of all.
        Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2. (Imogen to Guiderius.)
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        Custom calls me to ’t;—
What custom wills, in all things should we do ’t?
        Shakespeare.—Coriolanus, Act II. Scene 3. (Solus.)
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        It is a custom,
More honour’d in the breach than the observance.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4. (Hamlet to Horatio.)
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        New customs,
Though they be never so ridiculous,
Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow’d.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 3. (Sands to the Chamberlain.)
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