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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4706
AUTHOR:Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
QUOTATION:The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas. Sheridaniana.
 
Note 1.
On peut dire que son esprit brille aux dépens de sa mémoire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).—Alain René Le Sage: Gil Blas, livre iii. chap. xi. [back]
 

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