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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8991
AUTHOR:Pliny the Younger (61–105 A.D.)
QUOTATION:That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letters. Book viii. Letter ix. 3.
 
Note 1.
Il dolce far niente (The sweet do nothing).—A well known Italian proverb. [back]
 

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