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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5168
AUTHOR:Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
QUOTATION:It ’s no fish ye ’re buying, it ’s men’s lives. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Antiquary. Chap. xi.
WORKS:Sir Walter Scott Collection.
 
Note 1.
It is not linen you ’re wearing out,
But human creatures’s lives.
Thomas Hood: Song of the Shirt. [back]
 

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