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FORMING

FROM

ANCIENT AND MODERN AUTHORS.

BY

MATURIN M, BALLOU.

I love to lose myself in other men's minds Lamb.

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the seraps Shakespeare.

Short sentences drawn from a long experience. — Cervantes.

FIFTEENTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY.
JOje Ktoeccfoe pce**, Cambcftgr.

1894.

Entered according to Act of Congress, In the year 1871, BY JAMES R. OSGOOD A CO., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Tie Rietriidt Prtsi, Camir id ft, Matt., U. S. A.
Printed by H. O. Houghton & Company.

QUOTATION, SIE, IS A GOOD THING; THERE IS A COMMUNITY OF MIND IN IT J CLASSICAL QUOTATION IS THE PAROLE OF LITEBABT MEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.—

Samuel Johnson.

HOW MANY OF U8 HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO SEASON; FIRST LEARNED TO THINK, TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS, TO EXTRACT A MORAL FROM THE FOLLIES OF LIFE, BY SOME DAZZLING Aphorism! Bulwer Lytton.

I HERE PRESENT THEE WITH A HIVE OF BEES, LADEN SOME WITH WAX AND SOME WITH HONEY. FEAR NOT TO APPROACH! THERE ARE NO HORNETS HERE. IF SOME WANTON BEE SHOULD CHANCE TO BUZZ ABOUT THINE EARS, STAND THY GROUND, AND HOLD THINE HANDS f THERE IS NONE WILL STINO THEE IF THOU STRIKE NOT FIRST. IF ANY DO, SHE HATH HONEY IN HER BAG WILL CURE THEE TOO. — Francis QfiarleS.

THUS HAVE I, AS WELL AS I COULD, GATHERED A POSEY OF OBSERVATIONS AS THEY GREW; AND IF 80ME RUE AND WORMWOOD BE FOUND AMONG THE SWEET HERBS, THEIR WHOLESOMBNBS8 WILL MAKE AMENDS FOR THEIR BITTERNESS. — Lord Lyttelton.

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