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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3039
AUTHOR:John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–1680)
QUOTATION:For pointed satire I would Buckhurst choose,
The best good man with the worst-natured muse. 1
ATTRIBUTION:An allusion to Horace, Satire x. Book i.
 
Note 1.
Thou best-humour’d man with the worst-humour’d muse!—Oliver Goldsmith: Retaliation. Postscript. [back]
 

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