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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3498
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:To err is human, to forgive divine. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 325.
 
Note 1.
Then gently scan your brother man,
Still gentler sister woman;
Though they may gang a kennin’ wrang,
To step aside is human.
Robert Burns: Address to the Unco Guid. [back]
 

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