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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2373
AUTHOR:Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
QUOTATION:Who thought he ’d won
The field as certain as a gun. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 11.
 
Note 1.
Sure as a gun.—John Dryden: The Spanish Friar, act iii. sc. 2. Cervantes: Don Quixote, part i. book iii. chap. vii. [back]
 

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