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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fair
 
None but the brave deserves the fair.
        Dryden.—Alexander’s Feast, Verse 1.
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Is she not passing fair?
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV. Scene 4. (Silvia to Julia.)
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Oh! what perfections must that virgin share,
Who fairest is esteem’d, where all are fair!
        Prior.—Henry and Emma, Line 72. Tom Moore.—Sovereign Woman, Vol. IX. Page 413.
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Oh, you paragon!—Angels must paint to look as fair as you.
        Reynolds.—The Dramatist, Act IV. Scene 1.
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Is not she more than mortal can desire?
As Venus lovely, and as Dian chaste?
        Lee.—Alexander the Great, Act I. Scene 1.
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What is so fair, so exquisitely good?
Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
        Rowe.—The Fair Penitent, Act III. Scene 1.
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He loved her foul, that he might make her fair.
        Augustine.—On Christ’s Love to his Church.
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