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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Gay. (1685–1732) (continued)
 
3838
    From wine what sudden friendship springs!
          The Squire and his Cur.
3839
    Life is a jest, and all things show it;
I thought so once, but now I know it.
          My own Epitaph.
 
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. (1689–1762)
 
3840
    Let this great maxim be my virtue’s guide,—
In part she is to blame that has been tried:
He comes too near that comes to be denied. 1
          The Lady’s Resolve.
3841
    And we meet, with champagne and a chicken, at last. 2
          The Lover.
3842
    Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;
In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet.
          A Summary of Lord Lyttelton’s Advice.
3843
    Satire should, like a polished razor keen,
Would with a touch that ’s scarcely felt or seen.
          To the Imitator of the First Satire of Horace. Book ii.
3844
    But the fruit that can fall without shaking
  Indeed is too mellow for me.
          The Answer.
 
Charles Macklin. (1697?–1797)
 
3845
    The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it.
          Love à la Mode. Act ii. Sc. 1.
3846
    Every tub must stand upon its bottom. 3
          The Man of the World. Act i. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
A fugitive piece, written on a window by Lady Montagu, after her marriage (1713). See Overbury, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 2.
What say you to such a supper with such a woman?—Lord Byron: Note to a Second Letter on Bowles. [back]
Note 3.
See Bunyan, Quotation 4. [back]
 

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