|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Jane Brereton (16851740)|
|QUOTATION:||The picture placed the busts between|
Adds to the thought much strength;
Wisdom and Wit are little seen,
But Folly s at full length.
|ATTRIBUTION:||On Beau Nashs Picture at full length between the Busts of Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope. 1|
Dyce: Specimens of British Poetesses. (This epigram is generally ascribed to Chesterfield. See Campbell, English Poets, note, p. 521.) [back]