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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Amusements
 
It was an old, old, old, old lady,
  And a boy who was half-past three;
And the way they played together
  Was beautiful to see.
        H. C. Bunner—One, Two, Three.
  1
  So good things may be abused, and that which was first invented to refresh men’s weary spirits.
        Burton—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. II. Sec. II. Mem. 4.
  2
  I am a great friend to public amusements; for they keep people from vice.
        Samuel Johnson—Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1772).
  3
Play up, play up, and play the game.
        Sir Henry Newbolt—Vital Lampada.
  4
Hail, blest Confusion! here are met
  All tongues, and times, and faces;
The Lancers flirt with Juliet,
  The Brahmin talks of races.
        Praed—Fancy Ball. St. 6.
  5
Where is our usual manager of mirth?
What revels are in hand? Is there no play,
To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 35.
  6
We cry for mercy to the next amusement,
The next amusement mortgages our fields.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 131.
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