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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Honours
 
This is the state of man: To-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hopes, to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honours thick upon him.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act III. Scene 2. (Wolsey’s Soliloquy on his fall.)
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Honours don’t always change the man.
        Le Sage.—Gil Blas, Book IV. Chap. 6.
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  [Manners first Lord of Rutland, said to Sir Thomas More on his being made Chancellor, “Honores mutant Mores;” “No my Lord,” said Sir Thomas, “The pun will do much better in English, “Honours change Manners.”]  3
 
 
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