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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2243
AUTHOR:Beaumont and Fletcher
QUOTATION:Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman’s love
Pity ’s the straightest. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Knight of Malta. Act i. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
Pity’s akin to love.—Thomas Southerne: Oroonoka, act ii. sc. 1.

Pity swells the tide of love.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night iii, line 107. [back]
 

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