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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Divine
 
I wish there was not a polemic divine, said Yorick, in the kingdom; one ounce of practical divinity is worth a painted ship-load of all their reverences have imported these fifty years.
        Sterne.—Tristram Shandy, Vol. V. Chap. XXVIII.
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It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
        Shakespeare.—The Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 2. (Portia to Nerissa.)
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The virgins are soft as the roses they twine,
And all, save the spirit of man, is divine.
        Byron.—The Bride of Abydos, Canto I. Stanza 1.
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