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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Jonathan Swift. (1667–1745) (continued)
 
3164
    Fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3165
    She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3166
    Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3167
    They say a carpenter ’s known by his chips.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3168
    The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. 1
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3169
    I ’ll give you leave to call me anything, if you don’t call me “spade.”
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3170
    May you live all the days of your life.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3171
    I have fed like a farmer: I shall grow as fat as a porpoise.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3172
    I always like to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the Church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3173
    I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3174
    I thought you and he were hand-in-glove.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue ii.
3175
    ’T is happy for him that his father was before him.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
3176
    There is none so blind as they that won’t see. 2
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
3177
    She watches him as a cat would watch a mouse.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
3178
    She pays him in his own coin.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
3179
    There was all the world and his wife.
          Polite Conversation. Dialogue iii.
 
Note 1.
Use three physicians
Still: first, Dr. Quiet;
Next, Dr. Merryman,
And Dr. Dyet.
Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum (edition 1607) [back]
Note 2.
See Mathew Henry, Quotation 15. [back]
 

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