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Thankfulness
 
Thank you for nothing.
        Cervantes—Don Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III. Ch. VIII.
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When I’m not thank’d at all, I’m thank’d enough,
I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more.
        Henry Fielding—The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great. Act I. Sc. 3.
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I am glad that he thanks God for anything.
        Samuel Johnson—Boswell’s Life of Johnson. (1775).
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  To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing.
        George MacDonald—Mary Marston. Ch. V.
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  Your bounty is beyond my speaking;
But though my mouth be dumb, my heart shall thank you.
        Nicholas Rowe—Jane Shore. Act II. Sc. 1.
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Thou thought’st to help me; and such thanks I give
As one near death to those that wish him live.
        All’s Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 133.
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Let never day nor night unhallow’d pass,
But still remember what the Lord hath done.
        Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 85.
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    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child.
        King Lear. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 310.
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From too much love of living,
  From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
  Whatever gods may be,
That no life lives forever,
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
  Winds somewhere safe to sea.
        Swinburne—The Garden of Proserpine. St. 11.
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