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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3070
AUTHOR:Mathew Henry (1662–1714)
QUOTATION:Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore called the staff of life. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Commentaries. Psalm civ.
 
Note 1.
Bread is the staff of life.—Jonathan Swift: Tale of a Tub.

Corne, which is the staffe of life.—Winslow: Good Newes from New England, p. 47. (London, 1624.)

The stay and the staff, the whole staff of bread.—Isaiah iii. 1. [back]
 

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