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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
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Have always been at daggers-drawing,
And one another clapper-clawing.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto II. L. 79.
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That each pull’d different ways with many an oath,
“Arcades ambo,” id est—blackguards both.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 93.
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And Doubt and Discord step ’twixt thine and thee.
        Byron—The Prophecy of Dante. Canto II. L. 140.
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Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun,
Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run:
So lines that from their parallel decline,
More they proceed the more they still disjoin.
        Sam’l Garth—The Dispensary. Canto III. L. 184.
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And bitter waxed the fray;
Brother with brother spake no word
  When they met in the way.
        Jean Ingelow—Poems. Strife and Peace.
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An old affront will stir the heart
Through years of rankling pain.
        Jean Ingelow—Poems. Strife and Peace.
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Alas! how light a cause may move
Dissension between hearts that love!
Hearts that the world in vain had tried,
And sorrow but more closely tied;
That stood the storm when waves were rough,
Yet in a sunny hour fall off.
        Moore—Lalla Rookh. The Light of the Harem. L. 183.
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Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell
Civil dissension is a viperous worm
That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.
        Henry VI. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 71.
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If they perceive dissension in our looks
And that within ourselves we disagree,
How will their grudging stomachs be provoked
To wilful disobedience and rebel!
        Henry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 139.
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Discord, a sleepless hag who never dies,
With Snipe-like nose, and Ferret-glowing eyes,
Lean sallow cheeks, long chin with beard supplied,
Poor crackling joints, and wither’d parchment hide,
As if old Drums, worn out with martial din,
Had clubb’d their yellow Heads to form her Skin.
        John Wolcot—The Louisad. Canto III. L. 121.
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