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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:250
AUTHOR:Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
QUOTATION:Ay me, how many perils doe enfold
The righteous man, to make him daily fall! 1
ATTRIBUTION:Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto viii. St. 1.
 
Note 1.
Ay me! what perils do environ
The man that meddles with cold iron!
Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto iii. line 1. [back]
 

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