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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4090
AUTHOR:Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
QUOTATION:If the man who turnips cries
Cry not when his father dies,
’T is a proof that he had rather
Have a turnip than his father.
ATTRIBUTION:Johnsoniana. Piozzi, 30.
 

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