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

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John Lyly. (1554?–1606) (continued)
    How at heaven’s gates she claps her wings,
The morne not waking til she sings. 1
          Cupid and Campaspe. Act v. Sc. 1.
    Be valyaunt, but not too venturous. Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly. 2
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 39.
    Though the Camomill, the more it is trodden and pressed downe the more it spreadeth. 3
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 46.
    The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 47.
    I cast before the Moone. 4
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 78.
    It seems to me (said she) that you are in some brown study. 5
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 80.
    The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; 6 many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks. 7
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 81.
    He reckoneth without his Hostesse. 8 Love knoweth no lawes.
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 84.
    Did not Jupiter transforme himselfe into the shape of Amphitrio to embrace Alcmæna; into the form of a swan to enjoy Leda; into a Bull to beguile Io; into a showre of gold to win Danae? 9
          Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 93.
Note 1.
Hark, hark! the lark at heaven’s gat sings,
And Phœbus ’gins arise.
William Shakespeare: Cymbeline, act ii. sc. 3. [back]
Note 2.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, act i. sc. 3. [back]
Note 3.
The camomile, the more it is trodden on the faster it grows.—William Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV. act ii. sc. 4. [back]
Note 4.
See Heywood, Quotation 25. [back]
Note 5.
A brown study.—Jonathan Swift: Polite Conversation. [back]
Note 6.
Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.—Plutarch: Of the Training of Children.

Stillicidi casus lapidem cavat (Continual dropping wears away a stone). Lucretius: i. 314. [back]
Note 7.
Many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber’d oak.
William Shakespeare: 3 Henry VI. act ii. sc. 1. [back]
Note 8.
See Heywood, Quotation 37. [back]
Note 9.
Jupiter himself was turned into a satyr, a shepherd, a bull, a swan, a golden shower, and what not for love.—Robert Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec ii. mem. i. subs. 1. [back]