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...into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honor by the locks. _K. Henry IV., Pt. I. Act i. Sc. 3_. SHAKESPEARE.
A wild dedication of yourselves To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. _Winter's Tale, Act_ iv. _Sc_. 3. SHAKESPEARE.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. _As You Like It, Act_ i. _Sc_. 3. SHAKESPEARE.
Calamity is man's true touchstone._Four Plays in One: The Triumph of Honor, Sc_. 1. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.
More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues. _Paradise Lost, Bk. VII_. MILTON.
Tho' losses and crosses Be lessons right severe, There's wit there, ye'll get there, Ye'll find nae otherwhere. _Epistle to Davie_. R. BURNS.
By adversity are wrought The greatest work of admiration, ... Fletcher, Beaumont and
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