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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Fidelity
 
  No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.
        Burke—Reflections on the Revolution in France.
  1
I never will desert Mr. Micawber.
        Dickens—David Copperfield. Ch. XII.
  2
Thou givest life and love for Greece and Right:
I will stand by thee lest thou shouldst be weak,
Not weak of soul.—I will but hold in sight
Thy marvelous beauty.—Here is
    She you seek!
        W. J. Linton—Iphigenia at Aulis.
  3
So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
Among the faithless faithful only he.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. V. L. 896.
  4
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
        Pope—Essay on Criticism. L. 336.
  5
Pleas’d to the last he crops the flowery food,
And licks the hand just rais’d to shed his blood.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 83.
  6
Pretio parata vincitur pretio fides.
  Fidelity bought with money is overcome by money.
        Seneca—Agamemnon. 287.
  7
Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.
  Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.
        Seneca—Agamemnon. 934.
  8
          O, where is loyalty?
If it be banish’d from the frosty head,
Where shall it find a harbour in the earth?
        Henry VI. Pt. II. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 166.
  9
You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Is true as steel.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 195.
  10
To be true to each other, let ’appen what maäy
    Till the end o’ the daäy
    An the last loäd hoäm.
        Tennyson—The Promise of May. Song. Act II.
  11
To God, thy countrie, and thy friend be true.
        Vaughan—Rules and Lessons. St. 8.
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