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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3124
AUTHOR:Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
QUOTATION:I ’ve often wish’d that I had clear,
For life, six hundred pounds a year;
A handsome house to lodge a friend;
A river at my garden’s end;
A terrace walk, and half a rood
Of land set out to plant a wood.
ATTRIBUTION:Imitation of Horace. Book ii. Sat. 6.
 

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