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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9589
AUTHOR:François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694–1778)
QUOTATION:The king [Frederic] has sent me some of his dirty linen to wash; I will wash yours another time. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Reply to General Manstein.
 
Note 1.
Voltaire writes to his niece Dennis, July 24, 1752, “Voilà le roi qui m’envoie son linge à blanchir.” [back]
 

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