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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Innocence
 
An innocent man needs no eloquence.  Ben Jonson.  1
He’s armed without that’s innocent within.  Pope.  2
He that is innocent may well be confident.  3
I dare defend my innocent life against an emperor.  Shakespeare.  4
Innocence finds not near so much protection as guilt.  Rochefoucauld.  5
Innocence is a wall of brass.  Massinger.  6
Innocence is like an umbrella: when once we’ve lost it we must never hope to see it back again.  Punch.  7
Innocence is no protection.  8
Innocence itself sometimes hath need of a mark.  9
Innocent actions carry their warrant with them.  10
Oh, keep me innocent—make others great.  Caroline of Denmark.  11
The breastplate of innocence is not always scandal proof.  12
The first of all virtues is innocence; modesty the second.  Greek.  13
The innocent are gay.  Cowper.  14
The silence often of pure innocence persuades when reason fails.  Shakespeare.  15
The surest panoply is innocence.  16
What can innocence hope for, when such as sit her judges are corrupted.  Massinger.  17
 
 
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