|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Thomas Southerne. (16601746)|
| Pity s akin to love. 1|
| Oroonoka. Act ii. Sc. 1.|
| Of the kings creation you may be; but he who makes a count neer made a man. 2|
| Sir Anthony Love. Act ii. Sc. 1.|
See Beaumont and Fletcher, Quotation 24. [back]
I weigh the man, not his title; t is not the kings 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]