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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Familiar Quotations, by Various
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Title: Familiar Quotations
Author: Various
Editor: John Bartlett
Release Date: September 23, 2005 [EBook #16732]
Language: English
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*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS ***
Produced by Chuck Greif and Pat Saumell
Familiar Quotations
A COLLECTION OF FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS.
WITH
COMPLETE INDICES OF AUTHORS AND SUBJECTS.
NEW YORK: HURST & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS.
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PREFACE INDEX OF AUTHORS ADDENDA INDEX OF QUOTATIONS
INDEX OF AUTHORS:
ADDISON, JOSEPH
AKENSIDE, MARK ALDRICH, JAMES BACON, FRANCIS BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES BARBAULD, MRS. BARNFIELD, RICHARD BARRETT, EATON STANNARD BASSE, WILLIAM BAXTER, RICHARD BEATTIE, JAMES BEAUMONT, FRANCIS BERKELEY, BISHOP BLAIR, ROBERT BOLINGBROKE, HENRY ST. JOHN, VISCOUNT BOOTH, BARTON BROOKE, FULKE GREVILLE, LORD BROWN, TOM BROWN, JOHN BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN BUNYAN, JOHN BURNS, ROBERT SAMUEL BUTLER. BYROM, JOHN BYRON, LORD CAMPBELL, THOMAS CANNING, GEORGE CAREW, THOMAS CAREY, HENRY CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE CHARLES II, KING CHURCHILL, CHARLES CIBBER, COLLEY COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR COLLINS, WILLIAM COLMAN, GEORGE CONGREVE, WILLIAM COTTON, NATHANIEL COWLEY, ABRAHAM COWPER, WILLIAM CRABBE, GEORGE CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER P.
CRASHAW, RICHARD DEFOE, DANIEL DEKKER, THOMAS DENHAM, SIR JOHN DODDRIDGE, PHILIP DODSLEY, ROBERT DONNE, DR. JOHN DRAKE, JOSEPH RODMAN DRYDEN. DYER, JOHN EVERETT, DAVID FLETCHER, ANDREW OF SALTOUN. FOUCHE, JOSEPH FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN FULLER, THOMAS GARRICK, DAVID GAY, JOHN GREEN, MATTHEW GREENE, ALBERT G. GOLDSMITH, OLIVER GRAFTON, RICHARD GRAY, THOMAS HALLECK, FITZ-GREENE HEBER, REGINALD HERBERT, GEORGE HERRICK, ROBERT HERVEY, THOMAS K. HILL, AARON HOBBES, THOMAS HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL HOLY SCRIPTURES. HOME, JOHN HOOD, THOMAS HOPKINSON, JOSEPH IRVING, WASHINGTON JOHNSON, SAMUEL JONES, SIR WILLIAM JONSON, BEN KEATS, JOHN KEMPIS, THOMAS A KEY, F. S. LAMB, CHARLES
LANGHORNE, JOHN LEE, NATHANIEL L'ESTRANGE, ROGER LONGFELLOW, HENRY W. LOVELACE, SIR RICHARD LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL LYTTELTON, LORD LYTTON, EDWARD BULWER MACAULAY, THOMAS B. MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER MICKLE, W. J. MILNES, RICHARD MONCKTON MILTON. MILTON, JOHN MONTAGUE, LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTROSE, MARQUIS OF MOORE, EDWARD MOORE, THOMAS MORRIS, CAPTAIN CHARLES MORTON, THOMAS MOSS, THOMAS MOTHER HUBBERD'S TALE. NORRIS, JOHN OTWAY, THOMAS PAINE, THOMAS PALAFOX, DON JOSEPH PARNELL, THOMAS PERCY, THOMAS PHILIPS, JOHN POLLOK, ROBERT POPE, ALEXANDER PORTEUS, BEILBY PRIOR, MATTHEW PROCTOR, BRYAN W. QUARLES, FRANCIS RABELAIS, FRANCIS RALEIGH, SIR WALTER RANDOLPH, JOHN ROCHEFOUCAULD, FRANCIS DUC DE ROCHESTER, EARL OF ROGERS, SAMUEL
ROSCOMMON, EARL OF ROWE, NICHOLAS SAVAGE, RICHARD SCOTT, WALTER SEWALL, JONATHAN M. SEWELL, DR. GEORGE SHAKESPEARE. SHEFFIELD, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. SHENSTONE, WILLIAM SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY SHIRLEY, JAMES SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP SMOLLETT, TOBIAS SOUTHERN, THOMAS SOUTHEY, ROBERT SPENCER, HON. WILLIAM ROBERT SPENSER, EDMUND SPRAGUE, CHARLES STEERS, MISS FANNY STERNE, LAURENCE SWIFT, JONATHAN SYLVESTER, JOSHUA TAYLOR, HENRY TENNYSON, ALFRED THEALE, MRS. THEOBALD, LOUIS THOMSON, JAMES TICKELL, THOMAS TRUMBULL, JOHN TUKE, SIR SAMUEL TUSSER, THOMAS UHLAND, JOHN LOUIS WALCOTT, DR. WALLER, EDMUND WATTS, ISAAC WITHER, GEORGE WOLFE, CHARLES WOODWORTH, SAMUEL WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM WOTTON, SIR HENRY YOUNG, EDWARD
PREFACE:
The object of this work is to show, to some extent, the obligations our language owes to various authors for numerous phrases and familiar quotations which have become "household words."
This Collection, originally made without any view of publication, has been considerably enlarged by additions from an English work on a similar plan, and is now sent forth with the hope that it may be found a convenient book of reference.
Though perhaps imperfect in some respects, it is believed to possess the merit of accuracy, as the quotations have been taken from the original sources.
Should this be favorably received, endeavors will be made to make it more worthy of the approbation of the public in a future edition.
A COLLECTION OF
FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS
HOLY SCRIPTURES.
Genesis ii. 18.
OLD TESTAMENT.
It is not good that the man should be alone
Genesis iii. 19.
For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Genesis iv. 9.
Am I my brother's keeper?
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Genesis iv. 13.
My punishment is greater than I can bear
Genesis ix. 6.
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
Genesis xvi. 12.
His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him.
Genesis xlii. 38.
Bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis xlix. 4.
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.
Deuteronomy xix. 21.
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Deuteronomy xxxii. 10.
He kept him as the apple of his eye.
Judges xvi. 9.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.
Ruth i. 16.
For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
Samuel xiii. 14.
A man after his own heart.
Samuel i. 20.
Tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon
Samuel i. 23.
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,
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and in their death they were not divided.
Samuel i. 25.
How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
Samuel i. 26.
Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Samuel xii. 7.
And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man.
Kings ix, 7.
A proverb and a by-word among all people,
Kings xviii. 21.
How long halt ye between two opinions?
Kings xviii. 44.
Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.
Kings xix. 12.
A still, small voice.
Kings xx. 11.
Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Kings iv. 40.
There is death in the pot.
Job i. 21.
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Job iii. 17.
There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.
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Job v. 7.
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job xvi. 2.
Miserable comforters are ye all.
Job xix. 25.
I know that my Redeemer liveth.
Job xxviii. 18.
The price of wisdom is above-rubies.
Job xxix. 15.
I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
Job xxxi. 35.
That mine adversary had written a book.
Job xxxviii. 11.
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Psalm xvi. 6.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places.
Psalm xviii. 10.
Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Psalm xxiii. 2.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm xxiii. 4.
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm xxxvii. 25.
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
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Psalm xxxvii. 35.
Spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Psalm xxxvii. 37.
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.
Psalm xxxix. 3.
While I was musing the fire burned.
Psalm xlv. 1.
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Psalm lv. 6.
Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
Psalm lxxii. 9.
His enemies shall lick the dust.
Psalm lxxxv. 10.
Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Psalm xc. 9.
We spend our years as a tale that is told.
Psalm cvii. 27.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Psalm cxxvii. 2.
He giveth his beloved sleep.
Psalm cxxxiii. 1.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm cxxxvii. 5.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her
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