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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.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871,

BY JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
Printed by H. O. Houghton & Company.

QUOTATION, SIR, IS A GOOD THING; THERE IS A COMMUNITY OF MIND IN IT; CLASSICAL QUOTATION IS THE PAROLE OF LITERARY MEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.—

Samuel Johnson.

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 18 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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