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

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Edward Moore. (1712–1757) (continued)
    The maid who modestly conceals
Her beauties, while she hides, reveals;
Give but a glimpse, and fancy draws
Whate’er the Grecian Venus was.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
    But from the hoop’s bewitching round,
Her very shoe has power to wound.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
    Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth,
And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.
          The Happy Marriage.
    I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice. 1
          The Gamester. Act ii. Sc. 2.
    ’T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
          The Gamester. Act iii. Sc. 4.
    Labour for his pains. 2
          The Boy and the Rainbow.
Laurence Sterne. (1713–1768)
    Go, poor devil, get thee gone! Why should I hurt thee? This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
          Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. ii. chap. xii.
    Great wits jump. 3
          Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. ix.
    “Our armies swore terribly in Flanders,” cried my Uncle Toby, “but nothing to this.”
          Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. xi.
    Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
          Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. iii. Chap. xii.
Note 1.
See Johnson, Quotation 98. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 3.
Great wits jump.—John Byrom: The Nimmers. Buckingham: The Chances, act. iv. sc. 1.

Good wits jump.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, part ii. chap. xxxviii. [back]