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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Ear
 
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice:
Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Laertes.)
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        Bosom up my counsel,
You’ll find it wholesome.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 1. (Northumberland to Buckingham.)
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One ear it heard, at the other out it went.
        Chaucer.—Troilus and Cressida, Book IV. Line 35.
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Make not my ear a stranger to thy thoughts.
        Addison.—Cato, Act II.
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For these two years hath the famine been in the land; and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
        Genesis, Chap. xlv. Ver. 6.
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The oxen likewise, and the young asses that ear the ground, shall eat clean provender.
        Isaiah, Chap. xxx. Ver. 24.
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I have, God wot, a largë field to ear;
And weakë be the oxen in my plough.
        Chaucer.—The Knight’s Tale, Line 888.
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He that ears my land spares my team, and gives me leave to in the crop.
        Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 3. (Clown to the Countess.)
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        Let them go
To ear the land that hath some hope to grow,
For I have none.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act III. Scene 2. (The King to Aumerle.)
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