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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Great
 
He that once is good, is always great.
        Ben Jonson.—The Forest, to Lady Aubigny.
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High stations tumults, but not bliss create;
None think the great unhappy, but the great.
        Dr. Young.—Love of Fame, Sat. I. Line 237.
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In the perfum’d chamber of the great.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act III. Scene 1. (Apostrophe to Sleep.)
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In joys, in grief, in triumphs, in retreat,
Great always, without aiming to be great.
        Roscommon.—(Dr. Chetwood to the Earl.)
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He’s only great who can himself command.
        Lansdown.—An Imitation, etc., Line 12.
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’Tis phrase absurd to call a villain great.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 230.
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“Here lies the great”—false marble! where?
Nothing but small and sordid dust lies there.
        Cowley.—Life and Fame.
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