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The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire. *
The iron entered into his soul.
The Book of Common Prayer.
* “ As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.-PROVERBs xxvi. 11.
Stone walls do not a prison make,
To Althea from Prison.
Come live with me and be
love. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love,
The man that lays his hand upon
a woman, Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch Whom 't were gross flattery to name a coward.
The Honey Moon. Act II.
When Greeks join'd Greeks, then was the tug of war.
Alexander the Great. Act 1v. Scene 1.
Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, chou liar of the first magnitude !* Love for Love. Act 11.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
The Mourning Bride. Act i.
* It is very unusual to hear this line correctly used. “ When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war,” is the way we hear it generally given.
† Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was a celebrated Portuguese navigator. He published an account of his travels, which contained so much of the marvellous that his name became a by-word for extravagant fiction.