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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Jane Brereton. (1685–1740)
 
 
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    The picture placed the busts between
  Adds to the thought much strength;
Wisdom and Wit are little seen,
  But Folly ’s at full length.
          On Beau Nash’s Picture at full length between the Busts of Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope. 1
 
Note 1.
Dyce: Specimens of British Poetesses. (This epigram is generally ascribed to Chesterfield. See Campbell, “English Poets,” note, p. 521.) [back]
 

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