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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Light
 
He that has light within his own clear breast,
May sit i’ the centre, and enjoy bright day;
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts,
Benighted walks under the mid-day sun:
Himself is his own dungeon.
        Milton.—Comus, Line 381.
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        In that I shine confest,
By my own light, in motion or at rest.
        Ariosto.—Orlando Furioso, Canto XXIII. Stanza 36. (Rose’s Transl.)
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Virtue could see to do what virtue would
By her own radiant light.
        Milton.—Comus.
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A lovely lady garmented in light.
        Shelley.—The Witch of Atlas, St. 5.
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The light that never was on sea or land.
        Wordsworth.—Elegiac Stanzas. Peele Castle.
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Farewell! we lose ourselves in light.
        Tennyson.—In Memoriam, 46, V. 4.
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Mutually giving and receiving aid,
They set each other off, like light and shade.
        Churchill.—Gotham, Book II. Line 151.
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There is that which one can communicate to another, and make himself the richer; as one who imparts a light to another has not therefore less light, but walks henceforth in the light of two torches instead of one.
        Dr. Trench.—Parable of the Ten Virgins, 250. Ed. 9.
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