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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:64
AUTHOR:John Skelton (1460–1529)
QUOTATION:There is nothynge that more dyspleaseth God,
Than from theyr children to spare the rod. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Magnyfycence. Line 1954.
 
Note 1.
He that spareth the rod hateth his son.—Proverbs xiii. 24.

They spare the rod and spoyl the child.—Ralph Venning: Mysteries and Revelations (second ed.), p. 5. 1649.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.—Samuel Butler: Hudibras, pt. ii. c. i. l. 843. [back]
 

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