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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Modesty
 
Come thou, whose thoughts as limpid spring are clear,
To lead the train, sweet Modesty, appear;——
With thee be Chastity, of all afraid,
Distrusting all, a wise suspicious maid;
Cold is her breast, like flowers that drink the dew,
A silken veil conceals her from the view.
        Collins.—Eclogue I. Line 53.
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Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
        Herodotus.—See Ramage’s Thoughts from Greek Authors. Chaucer.—The wife of Bath, Prol. Line 6364.
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Thy modesty’s a flambeau to thy merit.
        Fielding.—Tom Thumb, Act I. Scene 2.
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