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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2227
AUTHOR:Beaumont and Fletcher
QUOTATION:Calamity is man’s true touchstone. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Four Plays in One: The Triumph of Honour. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros (Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men).—Seneca: De Providentia, v. 9. [back]
 

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