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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2865
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets might
Be wrong; his life, I ’m sure, was in the right. 1
ATTRIBUTION:On the Death of Crashaw.
 
Note 1.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight,
He can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epilogue iii. line 303. [back]
 

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