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

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Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?–1774) (continued)
    A night-cap deck’d his brows instead of bay,—
A cap by night, a stocking all the day. 1
          Description of an Author’s Bed-chamber.
    This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey. 2
          The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
    All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
          The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
    Silence gives consent. 3
          The Good-Natured Man. Act ii.
    Measures, not men, have always been my mark. 4
          The Good-Natured Man. Act ii.
    I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. 5
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
    The very pink of perfection.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
    The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
    I ’ll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act i.
    Ask me no questions, and I ’ll tell you no fibs.
          She Stoops to Conquer. Act iii.
    We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
          Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i.
    Handsome is that handsome does. 6
          Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i.
    The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the
Note 1.
See page Quotation 43. [back]
Note 2.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Maxim 22. [back]
Note 3.
Ray: Proverbs. Thomas Fuller: Wise Sentences. [greek]—Euripides: Iph. Aul., 1142. [back]
Note 4.
Measures, not men.—Earl of Chesterfield: Letter, Mar. 6, 1742. Not men, but measures.—Edmund Burke: Present Discontents. [back]
Note 5.
See Bacon, Quotation 57. [back]
Note 6.
See Chaucer, Quotation 32. [back]