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