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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8360
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous
QUOTATION:Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Scrope Davies: Letter to Thomas Raikes, May 25, 1835.
 
Note 1.
Babylon in ruins is not so melancholy a spectacle (as a distracted person). Joseph Addison: Spectator, No. 421. [back]
 

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