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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9344
AUTHOR:Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544–1590)
QUOTATION:Much like the French (or like ourselves, their apes),
Who with strange habit do disguise their shapes;
Who loving novels, full of affectation,
Receive the manners of each other nation. 1
ATTRIBUTION:First Week, Second Day.
 
Note 1.
Report of fashions in proud Italy,
Whose manners still our apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.
William Shakespeare: Richard II. act ii. sc. 1. [back]
 

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