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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
History
 
I will answer you by quoting what I have read, somewhere or other, in Dionysius Halicarnassensis. I think that history is philosophy teaching by examples.
        Bolingbroke.—On the Study and Use of History. Letter II. Vol. III. Page 323.
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Read their history in a nation’s eyes.
        Gray.—Elegy in a Churchyard, Verse 16.
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There is a history in all men’s lives,
Figuring the nature of the time deceas’d;
The which observ’d, a man may prophesy,
With a near aim, of the main chance of things
As yet not come to life; which in their seeds,
And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act III. Scene 1. (Warwick to King Henry.)
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1.  And what’s her History?
2.  A blank, my lord.
        Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 4. (The Duke and Viola.)
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Where shall I hide my forehead and my eyes!
For now I see the true old times are dead.
        Tennyson.—Morte D’Arthur.
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