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I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine
THE Compiler of this Collection of Familiar Quotations thinks it desirable to say, in introducing the work to the favour of the public, that it is not easy to determine in all cases the degree of familiarity that may belong to phrases and sentences which present themselves for admission ; for what is familiar to one class of readers may be quite new to another.
Many maxims of the most famous writers of our language, and numberless curious and happy turns from orators and poets, have knocked at the door, and it was hard to deny them admission. But to insert these simply on their own merits, without assurance that the general reader would readily recognize them as old friends, was beside the purpose of this Collection.
Still, it has been thought better to incur the risk of crring on the side of fulness.
The great number of Quotations contained in the book has created the necessity for a very copious Index, the largest perhaps ever given in a similar Collection.
It is hoped that the lovers of this agreeable subsidiary liter find the present Collection satisfy their expectations, not merely in the variety, but in the scrupulous accuracy, of the Quotations cited.
LIST OF AUTHORS.
218 BURTON, ROBERT
147 BYRON, LORD.
197 CAMPBELL, THOMAS ALDRICH, JAMES .
295 CANNING, GEORGE ALDRICH, HENRY
139 CAREW, THOMAS ALLISON, RICHARD .
82 CAREY, HENRY BACON, FRANCIS.
80 CENTLIVRE, SUSANNAH BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES 297 CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE BARBAULD, Mrs.
219 CHAUCER, GEOFFREY BARNFIELD, RICHARD .
84 CHESTERFIELD, EARL OF BARÈRE, BERTRAND
228 CHOATE, RUFUS. BARRETT, EATON S.
285 CHURCHILL, CHARLES BARRINGTON, GEORGE 227 CIBBER, COLLEY. BARRY, MICHAEL J.
290 COKE, SIR EDWARD Basse, WILLIAM.
125 COLERIDGE, S. TAYLOR BAXTER, RICHARD
137 COLLINS, WILLIAM . BAYLY, T. HAYNES .
289 COLMAN, GEORGE BEATTIE, JAMES .
208 CONGREVE, WILLIAM BEAUMONT & FLETCHER 88 Cook, ELIZA BEAUMONT, FRANCIS
88 COTTON, NATHANIEL BENTLEY, RICHARD
142 COWLEY, ABRAHAM BENTHAM, JEREMY
338 CowPER, WILLIAM . BERKELEY, BISHOP
152 CRABBE, GEORGE BICKERSTAFF, ISAAC
208 CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER P. BLACKER, COLONEL
336 CRASHAW, RICHARD BLACKSTONE, SIR WM. 207 CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN BLAIR, ROBERT
180 DANIEL, SAMUEL BOLINGBROKE, VISCOUNT. 152 DARWIN, ERASMUS BOOTH BARTON
158 DAVENANT, SIR WILLIAM BRAMSTON, JAMES
183 DECATUR, STEPHEN BRERETON, JANE
153 DEFOE, DANIEL . BROOKE, LÖRD
9 DEKKER, THOMAS BROUGHAM, LORD
290 DENHAM, SIX JOHN. BROWN, JOHN
197 DENNIS, JOHN
142 DIBDIN, CHARLES
137 DIOGENES LAERTIUS
204 DODDRIDGE, PHILIP BURNS, ROBERT
223 DODSLEY, ROBERT
89 143 147
1 179 293 207 146
5 249 198 227 151 309 185
209 223 302
84 216 100 267 142 99 98 141 220 249 309 330 185