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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fate
 
All human things are subject to decay,
And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
        Dryden.—Mac Flecknoe, Line 1.
  1
With equal pace, impartial fate
Knocks at the palace as the cottage gate.
        Francis.—Horace, Book I., Ode IV., Line 17.
  2
Fate steals along with silent tread,
Found oftenest in what least we dread;
Frowns in the storm with angry brow,
But in the sunshine strikes the blow.
        Cowper.—Tale of the Raven, Line 36.
  3
To bear is to conquer our fate.
        Campbell.—On visiting a scene in Argyleshire, Last Line.
  4
Matrons, who toss the cup, and see
The grounds of Fate in grounds of Tea.
        Churchill.—The Ghost, Line 117.
  5
Prophecy is no fatalism.
        Augustine.—“Predixi non fixi.”
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