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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4663
AUTHOR:John Trumbull (1750–1831)
QUOTATION:But as some muskets so contrive it
As oft to miss the mark they drive at,
And though well aimed at duck or plover,
Bear wide, and kick their owners over.
ATTRIBUTION:McFingal. Canto i. Line 93.
 

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