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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3015
AUTHOR:John Dryden (1631–1700)
QUOTATION:There is a pleasure sure
In being mad which none but madmen know. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Spanish Friar. Act ii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
There is a pleasure in poetic pains.
Which only poets know.
William Cowper: The Timepiece, line 285. [back]
 

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