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LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims. No. 39. And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd, That palter with us in a double sense: That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.

r. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 8. L. 19. His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing. 8. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 41. Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens That one day bloomed and fruitful were the next.

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Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life!
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray!
v. BYRON-Bride of Abydos. Canto II.
St. 20.

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ALAIN RENÉ LE SAGE-Gil Blas.

Bk. VII. Ch. IV. Henri Van Laun's trans. Surer to prosper than prosperity could have assur'd us.

k. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 39. Prosperity's the very bond of love.

1. Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 584. There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.

m. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 70. Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear; As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks

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