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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Go—let thy less than woman’s hand
Assume the distaff—not the brand.
        Byron—Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. 4.
When they talk’d of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff,
He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.
        Goldsmith—Retaliation. L. 145.
Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt,
And most contemptible to shun contempt.
        Pope—Moral Essays. Pt. III. L. 21.
  Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.
        Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 378.
I had rather chop this hand off at a blow,
And with the other fling it at thy face,
Than bear so low a sail, to strike to thee.
        Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 49.

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