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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4577
AUTHOR:W. J. Mickle (1734–1788)
QUOTATION:For there ’s nae luck about the house,
  There ’s nae luck at a’;
There ’s little pleasure in the house
  When our gudeman ’s awa’.
ATTRIBUTION:The Mariner’s Wife. 1
 
Note 1.
”The Mariner’s Wife” is now given “by common consent,” says Sarah Tytler, to Jean Adam (1710–1765). [back]
 

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