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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux. (1636–1711)
 
 
1
    Happy who in his verse can gently steer
From grave to light, from pleasant to severe. 1
          The Art of Poetry. Canto i. Line 75.
2
    Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.
          The Art of Poetry. Canto iii. Line 374.
3
    He [Molière] pleases all the world, but cannot please himself.
          Satire 2.
4
    “There, take,” says Justice, “take ye each a shell;
We thrive at Westminster on fools like you.
’T was a fat oyster! live in peace,—adieu.” 2
          Epître ii.
 
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 64. [back]
Note 2.
See Pope, Quotation 225. [back]
 

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