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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3993
AUTHOR:Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
QUOTATION:Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. 1
ATTRIBUTION:London. Line 166.
 
Note 1.
Nothing in poverty so ill is borne
As its exposing men to grinning scorn.
Oldham (1653–1683): Third Satire of Juvenal. [back]
 

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