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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4868
AUTHOR:Sydney Smith (1771–1845)
QUOTATION:As the French say, there are three sexes,—men, women, and clergymen. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Lady Holland’s Memoir. Vol. i. p. 262.
 
Note 1.
Lord Wharncliffe says, “The well-known sentence, almost a proverb, that ‘this world consists of men, women, and Herveys,’ was originally Lady Montagu’s.”—Montagu Letters, vol. i. p. 64. [back]
 

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