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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4229
AUTHOR:Horace Walpole (1717–1797)
QUOTATION:A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not misbecome a monarch. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 1774.
 
Note 1.
A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the wisest men.
Anonymous. [back]
 

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