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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3245
AUTHOR:Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
QUOTATION:In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
Thou ’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow,
Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee,
There is no living with thee, nor without thee. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Spectator. No. 68.
 
Note 1.
A translation of Martial, xii. 47, who imitated Ovid, Amores iii. 11, 39. [back]
 

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