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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8371
AUTHOR:Miscellaneous
QUOTATION:Betwixt the stirrup and the ground,
Mercy I ask’d; mercy I found. 1
ATTRIBUTION:William Camden: Remains.
 
Note 1.
Altered by Johnson (1783),—
Between the stirrup and the ground,
I mercy ask’d; I mercy found. [back]
 

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