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JOHN FERRIAR-Illustrations of Sterne.
Bibliomania. L. 69.

Antiquity, what is it else (God only excepted) but man's authority born some ages before us? Now for the truth of things time makes no alteration; things are still the same they are, let the time be past, present, or to come.

Those things which we reverence for antiquity what were they at their first birth? Were they false?-time cannot make them true. Were they true?-time cannot make them more true. The circumstances therefore of time in respect of truth and error is merely impertinent. g.

JOHN HALES (The Ever Memorable)—
Of Inquiry and Private Judgment in
Religion.

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His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar. p. BURNS-The Twa Dogs. And said to myself, as I lit my cigar, "Supposing a man had the wealth of the Czar Of the Russias to boot, for the rest of his days, On the whole do you think he would have much to spare

If he married a woman with nothing to wear?"

q. But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less,

WM. ALLEN BUTLER-Nothing to Wear.

And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess,

That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!

r.

WM. ALLEN BUTLER-Nothing to Wear. Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls; Dresses to sit in, and stand in, and walk in; Dresses to dance in, and flirt in, and talk in, Dresses in which to do nothing at all; Dresses for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall; All of them different in color and shape, Silk, muslin, and lace, velvet, satin, and crape, Brocade and broadcloth, and other material, Quite as expensive and much more ethereal. WM. ALLEN BUTLER-Nothing to Wear.

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And yet are on 't?

k. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 39.

My people too were scared with eerie sounds,
A footstep, a low throbbing in the walls,
A noise of falling weights that never fell,
Weird whispers, bells that rang without a
hand,

Door-handles turn'd when none was at the door,

And bolted doors that open'd of themselves;
And one betwixt the dark and light had seen
Her, bending by the cradle of her babe.
7. TENNYSON-The Ring.

HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XI. L. 744.
Pope's trans.

He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.

p.

MACAULAY-On Moore's Life of Lord
Byron, 1831.

A sweet attractive kinde of grace,
A full assurance given by lookes,
Continuall comfort in a face
The lineaments of Gospell bookes.
q. MATTHEW ROYDEN. Lament for
Astrophel (Sir Philip Sidney).

Looked as if she had walked straight out of the Ark.

T. SYDNEY SMITH-Memoir. Vol. I.

Ch. 7. She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.

8.

SWIFT-Polite Conversation.

Dialogue I.

A man of sense can artifice disdain,
As men of wealth may venture to go plain.

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I find the fool when I behold the screen, For 'tis the wise man's interest to be seen. YOUNG-Love of Fame.

t.

APPETITE.

Satire II.

L. 193.

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