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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Cause
 
          To all facts there are laws,
The effect has its cause, and I mount to the cause.
        Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)—Lucile. Pt. II. Canto III. St. 8.
  1
Causa latet: vis est notissima.
  The cause is hidden, but the result is known.
        Ovid—Metamorphoses. IV. 287.
  2
Ask you what provocation I have had?
The strong antipathy of good to bad.
        Pope—Epilogue to Satires. Dialogue 2. L. 205.
  3
Your cause doth strike my heart.
        Cymbeline. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 118.
  4
    Find out the cause of this effect,
Or rather say, the cause of this defect,
For this effect defective comes by cause.
        Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 101.
  5
God befriend us, as our cause is just!
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 120.
  6
Mine’s not an idle cause.
        Othello. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 95.
  7
Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
  Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.
        Vergil—Georgics. II. 490.
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