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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9294
AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:Why may not a goose say thus: “All the parts of the universe I have an interest in: the earth serves me to walk upon, the sun to light me; the stars have their influence upon me; I have such an advantage by the winds and such by the waters; there is nothing that yon heavenly roof looks upon so favourably as me. I am the darling of Nature! Is it not man that keeps and serves me?” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book ii. Chap. xii. Apology for Raimond Sebond.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 35. [back]
 

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