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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Frailty
 
Glass antique! ’twixt thee and Nell
Draw we here a parallel.
She, like thee, was forced to bear
All reflections, foul or fair.
  Thou art deep and bright within,—
  Depths as bright belong’d to Gwynne;
  Thou art very frail as well,
  Frail as flesh is,—so was Nell.
        L. Blanchard—Nell Gwynne’s Looking Glass. St. 1.
  1
This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
        Dryden—Don Sebastian. Act I. Sc. 1.
  2
Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise.
        Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. To Temple. L. 69.
  3
Frailty, thy name is woman!
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 146.
  4
    Sometimes we are devils to ourselves,
When we will tempt the frailty of our powers,
Presuming on their changeful potency.
        Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 96.
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Alas! our frailty is the cause, not we;
For, such as we are made of, such we be.
        Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 32.
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