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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Fire
 
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
        St. James, Gen. Ep. Chap. iii. Ver. 5.
  1
Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all.
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 2. (Lucetta.)
  2
As from one fatal spark arise
The flames, aspiring to the skies,
And all the crackling wood consumes.
        Wheelwright’s Pindar.—3rd Pythian Ode. Line 66.
  3
A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
        Herrick.—Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 152. Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act IV. Scene 8. (Clifford to Warwick.)
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From little spark may burst a mighty flame.
        Dante.—Paradiso, Canto I. Line 34. (Wright.)
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From small fires comes oft no small mishap.
        George Herbert.—The Temple Artillery.
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Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand,
They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
        Pope.—Prologue to Satires.
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And where two raging fires meet together,
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.
        Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act II. Scene 1. (Petruchio to his Father-in-law.)
  8
The living ray of intellectual fire.
        Falconer.—The Shipwreck, Line 104.
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