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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Wounds
 
              H’ had got a hurt
O’ th’ inside of a deadlier sort.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 309.
  1
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear
That which disfigures it.
        Byron—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 84.
  2
  La blessure est pour vous, la douleur est pour moi.
  The wound is for you, but the pain is for me.
        Charles IX. to Coligny, who was fatally wounded in the massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day.
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Tempore ducetur longo fortasse cicatrix;
Horrent admotas vulnera cruda manus.
  A wound will perhaps become tolerable with length of time; but wounds which are raw shudder at the touch of the hands.
        Ovid—Epistolæ Ex Ponto. I. 3. 15.
  4
Saucius ejurat pugnam gladiator, et idem
Immemor antiqui vulneris arma capit.
  The wounded gladiator forswears all fighting, but soon forgetting his former wound resumes his arms.
        Ovid—Epistolæ Ex Ponto. I. 5. 37.
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Thou hast wounded the spirit that loved thee
  And cherish’d thine image for years;
Thou hast taught me at last to forget thee,
  In secret, in silence, and tears.
        Mrs. David Porter—Thou Hast Wounded the Spirit.
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Show you sweet Cæsar’s wounds, poor, poor dumb mouths,
And bid them speak for me.
        Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 229.
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          Safe in a ditch he bides,
With twenty trenched gashes on his head;
The least a death to nature.
        Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 26.
  8
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
        Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 377.
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He in peace is wounded, not in war.
        The Rape of Lucrece. L. 831.
  10
He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
        Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 1.
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The wound of peace is surety,
Surety secure.
        Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 14.
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The private wound is deepest: O time most accurs’d
’Mongst all foes that a friend should be the worst.
        Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 71.
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  Ah me! we wound where we never intended to strike; we create anger where we never meant harm; and these thoughts are the thorns in our Cushion.
        Thackeray—Roundabout Papers. The Thorn in the Cushion.
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I was wounded in the house of my friends.
        Zechariah. XIII. 6.
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