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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2870
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:Th’ adorning thee with so much art
  Is but a barb’rous skill;
’T is like the pois’ning of a dart,
  Too apt before to kill.
ATTRIBUTION:The Waiting Maid.
 

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