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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Fraud
 
  The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.
        Bailey—Festus. Sc. Anywhere.
  1
Perplexed and troubled at his bad success
The Tempter stood, nor had what to reply,
Discovered in his fraud, thrown from his hope.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 1.
  2
So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud
Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree
Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 643.
  3
          Some cursed fraud
Of enemy hath beguiled thee, yet unknown,
And me with thee hath ruined.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 904.
  4
His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 78.
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