|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||Pretty! in amber to observe the forms|
Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! 1
The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,
But wonder how the devil they got there.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. Prologue to the Satires. Line 169.|