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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2097
AUTHOR:John Fletcher (1579–1625)
QUOTATION:And he that will to bed go sober
Falls with the leaf still in October. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Bloody Brother. Act ii. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
The following well-known catch, or glee, is formed on this song:—

He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves do, and dies in October;
But he who goes to bed, and goes to bed mellow,
Lives as he ought to do, and dies an honest fellow. [back]
 

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