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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6161
AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  I have not the Chancellor’s encyclopedic mind. He is indeed a kind of semi-Solomon. He half knows everything, from the cedar to the hyssop. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Macvey Napier, Dec. 17, 1830.
 
Note 1.
I wish I were as sure of anything as Macaulay is of everything.
William Windham (1750–1810). [back]
 

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