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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5491
AUTHOR:Charles Miner (1780–1865)
QUOTATION:When I see a merchant over-polite to his customers, begging them to taste a little brandy and throwing half his goods on the counter,—thinks I, that man has an axe to grind.
ATTRIBUTION:Who ’ll turn Grindstones. 1
 
Note 1.
From “Essays from the Desk of Poor Robert the Scribe,” Doylestown, Pa., 1815. It first appeared in the “Wilkesbarre Gleaner,” 1811. [back]
 

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