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    Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
    And without sneering teach the rest to sneer;
    Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
    Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike;
    Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend,
    A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.

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O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.

O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.

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But, oh! the love that gold must crown!

But, oh! the love that gold must crown!

by Aaron Hill Found in: General Sayings,
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He that chastens one, chastens 20.

He that chastens one, chastens 20.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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He is onely bright that shines by himselfe.

He is onely bright that shines by himselfe.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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All delay is irksome, but it teaches us wisdom.

All delay is irksome, but it teaches us wisdom.

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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By heaven you have destroyed me, my friends!

By heaven you have destroyed me, my friends!

by Unknown Found in: General Sayings,
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His tact, too, temper'd him from grave to gay,
And taught him when to be reserved or free.

His tact, too, temper'd him from grave to gay,
And taught him when to be reserved or free.

by John Byrom Found in: General Sayings,
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If yee would know a knave, give him a staffe.

If yee would know a knave, give him a staffe.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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I do not sacrifice, but lend myself to business.

I do not sacrifice, but lend myself to business.

by Sir Walter Scott Found in: General Sayings,
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