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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3163
AUTHOR:Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
QUOTATION:You must take the will for the deed. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
 
Note 1.
The will for deed I doe accept.—Du Bartas: Divine Weeks and Works, third day, week ii. part 2.

The will for the deed.—Colley Cibber: The Rival Fools, act iii. [back]
 

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