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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5870
AUTHOR:Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
QUOTATION:You lie—under a mistake, 1
For this is the most civil sort of lie
That can be given to a man’s face. I now
Say what I think.
ATTRIBUTION:Translation of Calderon’s Magico Prodigioso. Scene i.
WORKS:Percy Bysshe Shelley Collection.
 
Note 1.
See Swift, Quotation 36. [back]
 

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