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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2062
AUTHOR:Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
QUOTATION:Let those that merely talk and never think,
That live in the wild anarchy of drink. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Underwoods. An Epistle, answering to One that asked to be sealed of the Tribe of Ben.
 
Note 1.
They never taste who always drink;
They always talk who never think.
Matthew Prior: Upon a passage in the Scaligerana. [back]
 

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