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THE CYCLOPEDIA

OF

PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS.

A.

ABDICATION.

He was utterly without ambition [Chas. II.]. He detested business, and would sooner have abdicated his crown than have undergone the trouble of really directing the administration. MACAULAY-History of England.

a.

(Character of Charles II.).
Vol. I. Ch. II.
To see her abdicate this majesty to play at
precedence with her next door neighbor.
b.

RUSKIN-Sesame and Lilies. Of Queen's
Gardens. P. 92. (J. B. A., '85.)

I give this heavy weight from off my head,
And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand,
The pride of kingly sway from out my heart;
With mine own tears I wash away my value,
With mine own hands I give away my crown,
With mine own tongue deny my sacred state,
With mine own breath release all duteous
oaths.

c.

Richard II. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 204.

ABHORRENCE.

The self-same thing they will abhor
One way, and long another for.
d.

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L. 219.

0. Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Act IV.

BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.

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Sc. 3. L. 17.

SOUTHEY-Curse of Kehama. VIII. 9.

For, if the worlds

In worlds enclosed should on his senses burst ***

He would abhorrent turn.

4.

THOMSON-Seasons. Summer. L. 313.

When it was become an abhorring even to them that had loved it best.

L. 79.

T.

TRENCH-Miracles. XXIX. 414.

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Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. g.

GAIL HAMILTON-Country Living and
Country Thinking. Men and Women.

To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talent-the tools to him that can handle them. h.

LOCKHART-Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.

A Traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedæmonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True," said he, "but every goose can."

i.

PLUTARCH-Laconic Apothegms. Remarkable Speeches of Some Obscure

Read my little fable:

Miscellaneous Poems, LIX.

Ever absent, ever near;

Still I see thee, still I hear;

Yet I cannot reach thee, dear! q.

FRANCIS KAZINCZY-Separation.

What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the interval that lowers Between this time and that sweet time of grace?

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GEORGE LINLEY-Song.

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