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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Habit
 
Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap.
        Kincaid.—Rifle Brigade, Page 47.
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How use doth breed a habit in a man!
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V. Scene 4. (Valentine in the Forest.)
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Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
        Dryden.—Pythagorean Phil., Book XV. Line 155.
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As brooks, devour’d by rivers, lose their names.
        Massinger.—Duke of Milan, Act III. Scene 1.
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