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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Destiny
 
Seek not to know what must not be reveal’d;
Joys only flow where Fate is most conceal’d;
Too busie Man wou’d find his Sorrows more,
If future Fortunes he shou’d know before;
For by that knowledge of his Destiny
He would not live at all, but always die.
        Dryden.—The Indian Queen, Act III. Scene 1.
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Marriage is ever made by destiny.
        Chapman.—All Fools, Act V. Scene 1.
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Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.
        Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 9. (Nerissa to Portia.) Farquhar.—The Recruiting Officer, Act III. Scene 2.
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1.  You remember who encouraged me to love, and promis’d me his assistance?
2.  Ay, while there was Hope, Frank, while there was Hope; but there’s no contending with one’s destiny.
        Dryden.—Evening’s Love, Act II. Scene 1.
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