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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Distance
 
She pleased while distant, but when near she charm’d.
        Shenstone.—The Judgment of Hercules, Line 96.
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’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
        Campbell.—Pleasures of Hope, Part I.
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Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight,
Whilst distance recommends them to the sight;
Plac’d afar off, they beautiful appear:
But show their coarse and nauseous colours, near.
        Dr. Yalden.—Against Enjoyment, Line 25. A.D. 1736.
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As distant prospects please us, but when near
We find but desert rocks and fleeting air.
        Dr. Garth.—The Dispensary, Canto III. Line 27. A.D. 1718.
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