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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3840
AUTHOR:Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762)
QUOTATION:Let this great maxim be my virtue’s guide,—
In part she is to blame that has been tried:
He comes too near that comes to be denied. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Lady’s Resolve.
 
Note 1.
A fugitive piece, written on a window by Lady Montagu, after her marriage (1713). See Overbury, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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