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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3037
AUTHOR:John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–1680)
QUOTATION:Here lies our sovereign lord the king,
  Whose word no man relies on;
He never says a foolish thing,
  Nor ever does a wise one.
ATTRIBUTION:Written on the Bedchamber Door of Charles II.
 

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