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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2418
AUTHOR:Sir William Davenant (1605–1668)
QUOTATION:Since knowledge is but sorrow’s spy,
It is not safe to know. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Just Italian. Act v. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
From ignorance our comfort flows.—Matthew Prior: To the Hon. Charles Montague.

Where ignorance is bliss,
’T is folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray: Eton College, Stanza 10. [back]
 

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