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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
What millions died—that Cæsar might be great!
        Campbell—Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.
Sacrifice to the Graces.
        Diogenes Laertius. Bk. IV. 6. Lord Chesterfield—Letter. March 9, 1748.
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.
        Isaiah. LIII. 7.
Sacrifice to the Muses.
        Plutarch—Banquet of the Seven Wise Men.
  Plato used to say to Xenocrates the philosopher, who was rough and morose, “Good Xenocrates, sacrifice to the Graces.”
        Plutarch—Life of Marius.
  The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
        Voltaire. Of Milton’s Genius.
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