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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Taste
 
It is to me surprising, that out of the multitudes who feel a pleasure in getting an estate, few or none should taste a satisfaction in bestowing it.
        Fielding.—An Old Man Taught Wisdom, Act I. Scene 1.
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Talk what you will of taste, my friend, you’ll find
Two of a face as soon as of a mind.
        Pope.—Imitations of Horace, Book II. Epi. II. Line 268.
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We taste the fragrance of the rose.
        Akenside.—Pleasures of May, Book II. Line 76.
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        Through the verdant maze
Of sweet-brier hedges I pursue my walk,
Or taste the smell of dairy.
        Thomson.—Spring.
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They never taste who always drink;
They always talk who never think.
        Prior.—On a passage in the Scaligeriana.
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Taste your legs, sir; put them to motion.
        Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 1. (Sir Toby Belch to Viola.)
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I have heard of some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on others, to taste their valour.
        Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 4. (Viola to Sir Toby.)
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Come, give us a taste of your quality.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Hamlet to the Players.)
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Adieu, Mr. Gil Blas, I wish you all manner of prosperity with a little more taste.
        Le Sage.—Gil Blas, Book VII. Chap. iv. Last Lines.
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