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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Devotion
 
With devotion’s visage,
And pious action, we do sugar o’er
The devil himself.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (Polonius to Ophelia and the King.)
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        O the cursed devil,
Which doth present us with all other sins
Thrice candied o’er.
        Webster.—The White Devil. (Vittoria to Zanche.)
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Seeming devotion does but gild a knave,
That’s neither faithful, honest, just, nor brave;
But where religion does with virtue join,
It makes a hero like an angel shine.
        Waller.—A fragment on Ovid.
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