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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2316
AUTHOR:George Herbert (1593–1633)
QUOTATION:Words are women, deeds are men. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Jacula Prudentum.
 
Note 1.
Words are men’s daughters, but God’s sons are things.—Dr. Madden: Boulter’s Monument (supposed to have been inserted by Dr. Johnson, 1745). [back]
 

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