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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6160
AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:On Lord Bacon.
 
Note 1.
See Tennyson: “Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.” [back]
 

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