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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4753
AUTHOR:Robert Burns (1759–1796)
QUOTATION:The fear o’ hell ’s a hangman’s whip
  To haud the wretch in order; 1
But where ye feel your honour grip,
  Let that aye be your border.
ATTRIBUTION:Epistle to a Young Friend.
 
Note 1.
See Burton, Quotation 83. [back]
 

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