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Romeo and Juliet
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  • A torch for me: let wantons, light of heart, Tickle the senseless rushes with their heels; For I am proverb'd with a grandsire phrase, I'll be a candle-holder and look on, The game was ne'er so fair, and I am done.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."

  • It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.

  • My mother, equally big on little proverbs, often said, oh, what a tangled web we weave, a little lie will lead to a big one; a child who cheats in school will grow up to steal.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach

  • NW: Well, it did thicken the proverbial plot.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

  • I fear it like the proverbial blind man who`s afraid of the dark.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
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