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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2883
AUTHOR:Ralph Venning (1620(?)–1673)
QUOTATION:All the beauty of the world, ’t is but skin deep. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Orthodoxe Paradoxes. (Third edition, 1650.) The Triumph of Assurance, p. 41.
 
Note 1.
Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep.—Mathew Henry: Commentaries. Genesis iii. [back]
 

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