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The fourth edition of "Familiar Quotations” was published in 1863. The present edition embodies the results of the later researches of its editors, besides the contributions of various friends, and includes many quotations which have long been waiting a favorable verdict on the all-important question of familiarity. A few changes have been made in the arrangement, and the citations from Shakespeare have been adapted to the principal modern editions.
The former edition has been freshly compared with the originals, and such errors removed as the revision has disclosed. The editorial labors have been shared with REZIN A. Wight, Esq., of New York, who has been a generous contributor to the former editions.
The editor takes pleasure in acknowledging his renewed obligations to ProF. HENRY W.
HAYNES, of Burlington ; D. W. WILDER, Esq., of Leavenworth; JUSTIN WINSOR, Esq., and JAMES J. STORROW, Esq., of Boston, and to many other friends.
CAMBRIDGE, June, 1868.
TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
The favor shown to former editions has encouraged the compiler of this Collection to go on with the work and make it more worthy.
It is not easy to determine in all cases the degree of familiarity that may belong to phrases and sentences which present themselves for admission ; for what is familiar to one class of readers may be quite new to another.
Many maxims of the most famous writers of our language, and numberless curious and happy turns from orators and poets, have knocked at the door, and it was hard to deny them. But to admit these simply on their own merits, without assurance that the general reader would readily recognize them as old friends, was aside from the purpose of this Collection.
Still, it has been thought better to incur the risk of erring on the side of fulness.
Owing to the great number of Quotations added in this edition, it has been necessary to make an entire reconstruction of the book.
It is hoped the lovers of this agreeable subsidiary literature may find an increased usefulness in the Collection corresponding with its present enlargement.
CAMBRIDGE, December, 1863.
LIST OF AUTHORS.
Page ADAMS, JOHN . • 404, 507
452 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY 432 BICKERSTAFF, ISAAC. 387 ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER 597 BLACKER, COLONEL . 658 ADDISON, Joseph.
265 BLACKSTONE, SIR WILLIAM 379 ÆSCHINES 649 BLAIR, ROBERT
326 AESCHYLUS 180 BODINUS
391 ARIOSTO. 527 Bodley, SIR THOMAS
340 AKENSIDE, MARK 362 BOETHIUS
581 ALDRICH, HENRY.
.239, 310 ALDRICH, JAMES
. 274, 291 ALLISON, RICHARD 146 Booth, BARTON
284 AMES, FISHER.
292 ANGELO, MICHAEL
332 ARISTOTLE. 287, 651 BRERETON, JANE .
275 ARNOLD, S. J. 363 BROOKE, LORD.
18 AVONMORE, LORD
543 Bacox, FRANCIS
181 BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES . 569 BROWNE, WILLIAM
156 BARBAULD, Mes.. 409 BROWNING, ROBERT.
578 BARÈRE, BERTRAND.
Brown, JOHN .
349 BARNFIELD, RICHARD
150 BROWN, TOM • 255, 295, 377 BARRETT, Eaton S.
540 BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN 556 BARRINGTON, George 425
BRYDGES, SIR S. EGERTON
431 BARRY, MICHAEL J. . 596 BUNYAN, JOHN
245 Basse, William
380 BAXTER, RICHARD 245 BURNS, Robert
419 DAYLY, T. HAYNES
552 BURTON, Robert. 363, 525, 652 BEATTIE, JAMES 402 BUTLER, SAMUEL.
224 BEAUMONT & FLETCHER 157 BYROM, JOHN BEAUMONT, FRANCIS 156 BYRON, LORD
511 BENSERADE, ISAAC DE 600 CALLIMACHUS.
478 BextHAM, JEREMY
543 DentLEY, RICHARD . 255 CAMPBELL, THOMAS . 481 BERKELEY, BISHOP 273 CANNING, George
433 BERNERS, JULIANA
176 Carew, THOMAS 158, 241