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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Duty
 
Trimm’d in forms and visages of duty.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 1. (Iago.)
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        Never any thing can be amiss
When simpleness and duty tender it.
        Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Theseus.)
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Peace and health shall bless
Thy frugal fare, served by the unhired hand,
That seeks no wages save a parent’s smile.
        Grahame.—The Rural Calendar, June, Line 38.
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        My noble father,
I do perceive here a divided duty;
To you, I am bound for life and education;
My life and education both do learn me
How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;
I am hitherto your daughter: But here’s my husband.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (Desdemona to her Father.)
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Stern daughter of the voice of God!
        Wordsworth.—Ode to Duty, Vol. V. Page 46.
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In all ordinary cases we see intuitively at first view what is our duty, what is the honest part. In these cases doubt and deliberation is of itself dishonesty; as it was in Balaam’s case upon the second message.
        Bishop Butler.—Sermon 7, at the Rolls.
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Duty demands, the parent’s voice
Should sanctify the daughter’s choice,
In that is due obedience shewn;
To choose belongs to her alone.
        Ed. Moore.—Fable VI.
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Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty.
        Addison.—Cato, Act IV. Scene 4.
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