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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4386
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:We ’ll shine in more substantial honours,
  And to be noble we ’ll be good. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Winifreda (1720).
 
Note 1.
See Chapman, Quotation 21.

Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus (Nobility is the one only virtue).—Juvenal: Satire viii. line 20. [back]
 

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