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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4309
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:In arguing too, the parson own’d his skill,
For e’en though vanquish’d he could argue still;
While words of learned length and thundering sound
Amaz’d the gazing rustics rang’d around;
And still they gaz’d, and still the wonder grew
That one small head could carry all he knew.
ATTRIBUTION:The Deserted Village. Line 209.
 

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