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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Jonathan Swift. (1667–1745) (continued)
    Sharp ’s the word with her.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
    There ’s two words to that bargain.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
    I shall be like that tree,—I shall die at the top.
          Scott’s Life of Swift. 1
William Congreve. (1670–1729)
    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
          The Mourning Bride. Act i. Sc. 1.
    By magic numbers and persuasive sound.
          The Mourning Bride. Act i. Sc. 1.
    Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. 2
          The Mourning Bride. Act iii. Sc. 8.
    For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
          The Mourning Bride. Act v. Sc. 12.
    If there ’s delight in love, ’t is when I see
That heart which others bleed for, bleed for me.
          The Way of the World, Act iii. Sc. 12.
    Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, thou liar of the first magnitude.
          Love for Love. Act ii. Sc. 5.
    I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar. 3
          Love for Love. Act ii. Sc. 7.
Note 1.
When the poem of “Cadenus and Vanessa” was the general topic of conversation, some one said, “Surely that Vanessa must be an extraordinary woman that could inspire the Dean to write so finely upon her.” Mrs. Johnson smiled, and answered that “she thought that point not quite so clear; for it was well known the Dean could write finely upon a broomstick.”—Samuel Johnson: Life of Swift. [back]
Note 2.
We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman.—Colley Cibber: Love’s Last Shift, act iv. [back]
Note 3.
Born in a cellar, and living in a garret.—Samuel Foote: The Author, act 2.

Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.—Lord Byron: A Sketch. [back]