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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4311
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:The whitewash’d wall, the nicely sanded floor,
The varnish’d clock that click’d behind the door;
The chest, contriv’d a double debt to pay,—
A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Deserted Village. Line 227.
 
Note 1.
A cap by night, a stocking all the day—Oliver Goldsmith: A Description of an Author’s Bed-Chamber. [back]
 

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