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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3280
AUTHOR:Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745)
QUOTATION:The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favours. 1
 
Note 1.
Hazlitt, in his “Wit and Humour,” says, “This is Walpole’s phrase.”

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.—Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld: Maxim 298. [back]
 

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