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Impatience
 
Impatient straight to flesh his virgin sword.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. 20. L. 381. Pope’s trans.
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I wish, and I wish that the spring would go faster,
  Nor long summer bide so late;
And I could grow on like the foxglove and aster,
    For some things are ill to wait.
        Jean Ingelow—Song of Seven. Seven Times Two.
  2
              I am on fire
To hear this rich reprisal is so nigh
And yet not ours.
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 117.
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