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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:72
AUTHOR:John Heywood (1497?–1580?)
QUOTATION:Let the world slide, 1 let the world go;
A fig for care, and a fig for woe!
If I can’t pay, why I can owe,
And death makes equal the high and low.
ATTRIBUTION:Be Merry Friends.
 
Note 1.
Let the world slide.—Towneley Mysteries, p. 101 (1420). William Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, induc. 1. Beaumont and Fletcher: Wit without Money, act v. sc. 2. [back]
 

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