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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9585
AUTHOR:Alain René Le Sage (1668–1747)
QUOTATION:Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil’s back is spent under his belly. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Gil Blas. Book viii. Chap. ix.
 
Note 1.
See Rabelais, Quotation 48. [back]
 

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