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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Alain René Le Sage. (1668–1747)
 
 
1
    It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory. 1
          Gil Blas. Book iii. Chap. xi.
2
    I wish you all sorts of prosperity with a little more taste.
          Gil Blas. Book vii. Chap. iv.
3
    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. 2
          Gil Blas. Book viii. Chap. ix.
4
    Facts are stubborn things. 3
          Gil Blas. Book x. Chap. i.
5
    Plain as a pike-staff. 4
          Gil Blas. Book xii. Chap. viii.
 
Note 1.
See Sheridan, Quotation 41. [back]
Note 2.
See Rabelais, Quotation 48. [back]
Note 3.
See Smollett, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 4.
See Middleton, Quotation 12. [back]
 

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