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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2035
AUTHOR:John Donne (1572–1631)
QUOTATION:He was the Word, that spake it:
He took the bread and brake it;
And what that Word did make it,
I do believe and take it. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Divine Poems. On the Sacrament.
 
Note 1.
Attributed by many writers to the Princess Elizabeth. It is not in the original edition of Donne, but first appears in the edition of 1654, p. 352. [back]
 

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