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But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower,--its bloom is shed.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Cock up your beaver.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Her prentice han' she tried on man, And then she made the lasses O!

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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I'ld charm her with the magic of a switch.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Is there a man whose judgment clear Can others teach the course to steer, Yet runs himself life's mad career, Wild as the wave?

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Know, prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Nae man can tether time nor tide.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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O doul on the day that gae me an old man.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither; They had been fou for weeks thegither.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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The gallant Sir Robert fought hard to the end, But who can with fate and quart bumpers contend? Though Fate said, a hero should perish ill light; So up rose bright Phoebus, and down fell the knight.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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The life blood streaming thro' my heart, Or my more dear immortal part, Is not more fondly dear.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Think, ye may buy the joys o'er dear, Remember Tam o'Shanter's mare.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 105)

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Believe Robert who has tried it. [Lat., Experto crede Roberto.]

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, a proverb quoted by him in the introduction

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Hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 3)

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Going as if he trod upon eggs.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 3)

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A man convinced against his will, Is of the some opinion still.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Great actions are not always true sons Of great and mighty resolutions.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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I am not now in fortune's power, He that is down can fall no lower.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Smell a rat.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 821)

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I'll make the fur Fly 'bout the ears of the old cur.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 278)

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Which he by hook or crook has gather'd And by his own inventions father'd.

Samuel Butler 1 Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto I, l. 109)

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The point is plain as a pike staff.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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A hand may first, and then a lip be kiss'd.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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