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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Ex Fumo Dare Lucem
 
To give light from smoke.
        Horace.—Art of Poetry. [Motto of the Liverpool Gas Company.]
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One with a flash begins, and ends in smoke,
The other out of smoke brings glorious light.
        Roscommon.—Horace’s Art of Poetry.
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Sudden to glare, and in a smoke expire;
But rises from a cloud of smoke to light.
        Francis.—Horace’s Art of Poetry. Line 206.
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