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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5186
AUTHOR:Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
QUOTATION:Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye ’re sleeping. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Heart of Midlothian. Chap. viii.
WORKS:Sir Walter Scott Collection.
 
Note 1.
The very words of a Highland laird, while on his death-bed, to his son. [back]
 

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