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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2387
AUTHOR:Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
QUOTATION:Some have been beaten till they know
What wood a cudgel ’s of by th’ blow;
Some kick’d until they can feel whether
A shoe be Spanish or neat’s leather.
ATTRIBUTION:Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 221.
 

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