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FORMING

An Encyclopædia of Quotations

FROM

ANCIENT AND MODERN AUTHORS.

BY

MATURIN M. BALLOU.

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. — LAMB.
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. — SHAKESPEARE.

Short sentences drawn from a long experience. — CERVANTES.

FIFTEENTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY.
The Riverside Press, Cambridge.

1894.

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QUOTATION, SIR, IS A GOOD THING ; THERE IS A COMMUNITY OF MIND IN IT; CLASSICAL QUOTATION IS THE PAROLE OF LITERARY ME LL OVER TI WORLD.

Samuel Johnson.

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HOW MANY OF US HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO REASON; FIRST LEARNED TO THINK, TO DRAW conclusIONS, TO EXTRACT A MORAL FROM THE FOLLIES OF LIFE, BY SOME DAZZLING APHORISM! - Bulwer Lytton.

I HERE PRESENT THEE WITH A HIVE OF BEES, LADEN SOME WITH WAX AND SOME WITH HONEY. FEAR NOT TO APPROACH ! THERE ARE NO HORNETS HERE. IF SOME WANTON BEE SHOULD CHANCE TO BUZZ ABOUT THINE EARS, STAND THY GROUND, AND HOLD THINE HANDS ; THERE IS NONE WILL STING THEE IF THOU STRIKE NOT FIRST. IF ANY DO, SHE HATH HONEY IN HER BAG WILL CURE THEE TOO. - Francis Quarles.

THUS HAVE I, AS WELL AS I COULD, GATHERED A POSEY OF OBSERVATIONS AS THEY GREW ; AND IF SOME RUE AND WORMWOOD BE FOUND AMONG THE SWEET HERBS, THEIR WHOLESOMENESS WILL MAKE AMENDS FOR THEIR BITTERNESS. - Lord Lyttelton.

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