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Order
 
Let all things be done decently and in order.
        I Corinthians. XIV. 40.
  1
For the world was built in order
  And the atoms march in tune;
Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder,
  The sun obeys them, and the moon.
        Emerson—Monadnock. St. 12.
  2
  Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?
        Henry Fielding—Tom Jones. Bk. IV. Ch. IV. Samuel Clarke—Being and Attributes of God. John Leland—Review of Morgan’s Moral Philosopher. I. 154. (Ed. 1807). Also his Inquiry into Lord Bolingbroke’s Writings. Letter XXII. I. 451.
  3
Set thine house in order.
        Isaiah. XXXVIII. 1.
  4
To make the plough go before the horse.
        James I—Letter to the Lord Keeper. July, 1617.
  5
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar
Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 710.
  6
Order is Heaven’s first law; and this confess,
Some are and must be greater than the rest.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 49.
  7
Not chaos-like together crush’d and bruis’d,
But, as the world, harmoniously confused:
Where order in variety we see,
And where tho’ all things differ, all agree.
        Pope—Windsor Forest. L. 13.
  8
Folie est mettre la charrue devant les bœufs.
  It is folly to put the plough in front of the oxen.
        Rabelais—Gargantua. Ch. XI.
  9
            Not a mouse
Shall disturb this hallow’d house:
I am sent with broom before,
To sweep the dust behind the door.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 394.
  10
The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre
Observe degree, priority and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office and custom, in all line of order.
        Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 85.
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As order is heavenly, where quiet is had,
So error is hell, or a mischief as bad.
        Tusser—Points of Huswifery, Huswifery Admonitions. XII. P. 251. (1561).
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