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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3121
AUTHOR:Matthew Prior (1664–1721)
QUOTATION:A Rechabite poor Will must live,
And drink of Adam’s ale. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Wandering Pilgrim.
 
Note 1.
A cup of cold Adam from the next purling stream.—Tom Brown: Works, vol. iv. p. 11. [back]
 

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