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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fall
 
I am not now in fortune’s power,—
He that is down can fall no lower.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 877.
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A brave man struggling in the storms of fate,
And greatly falling with a falling state.
        Pope.—Prol. to Addison’s Cato, Line 21.
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What a falling off was there!
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (The Ghost to Hamlet on his mother’s marriage.)
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O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
        Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony to the Citizens.)
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Those hands were joined with mine, to raise the wall
Of tottering Troy, now nodding to her fall.
        Dryden.—Ovid’s Meta. Book XII.; The Æneid, Book II.; Pope—Essay on Man, Epi. IV.; Homer—Book II. Line 17; Dr. Johnson—Irene; Gray—Ruins at Kingsgate; Stepney—Ode IX.; Scott—Last Minstrel, Canto VI.
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