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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4523
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION:And Katerfelto, with his hair on end
At his own wonders, wondering for his bread.
’T is pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat,
To peep at such a world,—to see the stir
Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd.
ATTRIBUTION:The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 86.
 

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