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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3420
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:While man exclaims, “See all things for my use!”
“See man for mine!” replies a pamper’d goose. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle iii. Line 45.
 
Note 1.
Why may not a goose say thus?… there is nothing that yon heavenly roof looks upon so favourably as me; I am the darling of Nature. Is it not man that keeps and serves me?—Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Lebond. [back]
 

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