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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Symbols
 
With crosses, relics, crucifixes,
Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes;
The tools of working out salvation
By mere mechanic operation.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. III. Canto I. L. 1,495.
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Science sees signs; Poetry the thing signified.
        J. C. and A. W. Hare—Guesses at Truth.
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  It [Catholicism] supplies a multitude of external forms in which the spiritual may be clothed and manifested.
        Hawthorne—Marble Faun. Vol. II. Ch. XIII.
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All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves.
        Longfellow—The Harvest Moon.
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Sometime we see a cloud that’s dragonish;
A vapour sometime like a bear or lion,
A tower’d citadel, a pendant rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upon ’t, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs;
They are black vesper’s pageants.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. St. 14. L. 2.
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  If he be not in love with some woman, there is no believing old signs: a’ brushes his hat o’ mornings; what should that bode?
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 40.
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