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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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A sword laid by, Which eats into itself, and rusts ingloriously.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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A tigress, robb'd of young, a lioness, Or other interesting beast of prey, Are similes at hand for the distress Of ladies who cannot have their own way.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Ah, happy years, once more who would not be a boy!

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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And all may think which way their judgments lead 'em.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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As fierce as hell, or fiercer still, A woman piqued who has her will.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But scandal's my aversion--I protest Against all evil speaking, even in jest.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But sighs subside, and tears (even widows') shrink, Like Arno in the summer, to a shallow.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties; give me a cigar.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But time strips our illusions of their hue, And one by one in turn some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like a snake.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But who alas! can love and then be wise?

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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But who would scorn the month of June, Because December with his breath so hoary, Must come? Much rather should he court the ray, To hoard up warmth against a wintry day.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Demons in act, but gods at least in face.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Despair of all recovery spoils longevity, And makes men's miseries of alarming brevity.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Dreading that climax of all earthly ills, The inflammation of his weekly bills.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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