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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3060
AUTHOR:Thomas Southerne (1660–1746)
QUOTATION:Of the king’s creation you may be; but he who makes a count ne’er made a man. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Sir Anthony Love. Act ii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
I weigh the man, not his title; ’t is not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.—Wycherley: The Plaindealer, act i. sc. 1.

A prince can make a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, and a’ that;
But an honest man ’s aboon his might:
Guid faith, he maunna fa’ that.
Robert Burns: For a’ that and a’ that. [back]
 

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