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Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,877 / 268 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,266
Added to site: 2005.02.22
mnybks.net#: 9700
Genre: Poetry
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narchy amidst the noise
Of endless wars, and by confusion stand.
80
MILTON: Par. Lost, Bk. ii., Line 894.

=Ancestry.=

The sap which at the root is bred
In trees, through all the boughs is spread;
But virtues which in parents shine
Make not like progress through the line.
81
WALLER: To Zelinda.

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
82
POPE: Essay on Man, Epis. iv., Line 215.

=Angels.=

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
83
POPE: E. on Criticism, Pt. iii., Line 66.

The angels come and go, the messengers of God.
84
R.H. STODDARD: Hymn to the Beautiful.

The good he scorn'd
Stalk'd off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost,
Not to return; or if it did, in visits
Like those of angels, short and far between.
85
BLAIR: The Grave, Pt. ii., Line 586.

=Anger.=

Anger's my meat; I

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