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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4478
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION:Philologists, who chase
A panting syllable through time and space,
Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark
To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah’s ark.
ATTRIBUTION:Retirement. Line 691.
 

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