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

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Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
                A mastiff dog
May love a puppy cur for no more reason
Than that the twain have been tied up together.
          Queen Mary. Act i. Sc. 4.
                To persecute
Makes a faith hated, and is furthermore
No perfect witness of a perfect faith
In him who persecutes.
          Queen Mary. Act iii. Scene 4.
            In statesmanship
To strike too soon is oft to miss the blow.
          Queen Mary. Act iii. Scene 6.
            My lord, you know what Virgil sings—
Woman is various and most mutable. 1 
          Queen Mary. Act iii. Scene 6.
    To do him any wrong was to beget
A kindness from him, for his heart was rich—
Of such fine mould that if you sowed therein
The seed of Hate, it blossomed Charity.
          Queen Mary. Act iv. Scene 1.
    Remember that sore saying spoken once
By Him that was the Truth, ’How hard it is
For the rich man to enter into heaven!’
Let all rich men remember that hard word.
          Queen Mary. Act iv. Scene 3.
    Come out, my lord, it is a world of fools. 2 
          Queen Mary. Act iv. Scene 3.
    Unalterably and pesteringly fond.
          Queen Mary. Act v. Scene 1.
            In our windy world
What’s up is faith, what’s down is heresy.
          Harold. Act i. Scene 1.
    Old men must die, or the world would grow mouldy, would only breed the past again.
          Becket. Prologue.
Note 1.
Varium et mutabile femina. Aen. iv. l. 569.
Donna è mobile. Rigoletto. [back]
Note 2.
Boileau: Tous le hommes sont fous. See Carlyle, page 584. [back]