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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9549
AUTHOR:Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
QUOTATION:“They are too green,” he said, “and only good for fools.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Fox and the Grapes. Fable 11.
 
Note 1.
Sour grapes. [back]
 

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