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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4710
AUTHOR:George Crabbe (1754–1832)
QUOTATION:Oh, rather give me commentators plain,
Who with no deep researches vex the brain;
Who from the dark and doubtful love to run,
And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Parish Register. Part i. Introduction.
 
Note 1.
See Young, Quotation 70. [back]
 

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