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Necessity

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Make a virtue of necessity. (Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona, iv. 1.)

“Quintilian has laudem virtutis necessitati damus: St. Jerome (epistle 54 section 6), Fac de necessitate virtutem. In the Roman de la Rose, line 14058, we find Sil ne fait de necessite virtu, and Boccaccio has Si come savia fatta della necessita.

Necessity the tyrant’s plea. (Milton: Paradise Lost, book iv. verse 393.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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