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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2431
AUTHOR:Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)
QUOTATION:I look upon you as gem of the old rock. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Dedication to Urn-Burial.
 
Note 1.
Adamas de rupe præstantissimus (A most excellent diamond from the rock).

A chip of the old block.—Matthew Prior: Life of Burke. [back]
 

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