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O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.

O, Jealousy, thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy deadly venom preys on my vitals, turns the healthful hue of my fresh cheek to haggard sallowness, and drinks my spirit up.

Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service, and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is, to watch the success of our enemy; its wages to be sure of it.

Oh, beware of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.

The jealous man poisons his own banquet, and then eats it.

Trifles light as air, are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.

We are more jealous of frivolous accomplishments with brilliant success, than of the most estimable qualities without. Johnson envied Garrick whom he despised, and ridiculed Goldsmith, whom he loved.

What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes.

Yet is there one more cursed than they all, that canker-worm, that monster, jealousy, which eats the heart and feeds upon the gall, turning all love's delight to misery, through fear of losing his felicity.


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