|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Dryden (16311700)|
|QUOTATION:||I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Maiden Queen. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
Fat, fair, and forty.Sir Walter Scott: St. Ronans Well, chap. vii.
Mrs. Trench, in a letter, Feb. 18, 1816, writes: Lord is going to marry Lady , a fat, fair, and fifty card-playing resident of the Crescent. [back]