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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Detraction
 
Mankind praise against their will,
And mix as much detraction as they can.
        Dr. Young.—Night VIII. Line 494.
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I hate the man who builds his name
On ruins of another’s fame.
        Gay.—Fable XLV. Line 1.
  2
Black detraction will find faults where they are not.
        Massinger.—The Guardian, Act I. Scene 1.
  3
The low desire, the base design
That makes another’s virtues less.
        Longfellow.—The Ladder of St. Augustine.
  4
Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.
        Virgil.—Eclogue I. (Tityrus to Melibæus.)
  5
A God hath vouchsafed us this tranquillity.
        The Motto of the Arms of Liverpool.
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