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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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François Rabelais. (c. 1490–1553) (continued)
 
9235
    I ’ll go his halves.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xxiii.
9236
    The Devil was sick,—the Devil a monk would be;
The Devil was well,—the devil a monk was he.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xxiv.
9237
    Do not believe what I tell you here any more than if it were some tale of a tub.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xxxviii.
9238
    I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants, that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus. 1
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xxxviii.
9239
    Which was performed to a T. 2
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xli.
9240
    He that has patience may compass anything.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xlviii.
9241
    We will take the good will for the deed. 3
          Works. Book iv. Chap. xlix.
9242
    You are Christians of the best edition, all picked and culled.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. l.
9243
    Would you damn your precious soul?
          Works. Book iv. Chap. liv.
9244
    Let us fly and save our bacon.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. lv.
9245
    Needs must when the Devil drives. 4
          Works. Book iv. Chap. lvii.
9246
    Scampering as if the Devil drove them.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. lxii.
9247
    He freshly and cheerfully asked him how a man should kill time.
          Works. Book iv. Chap. lxii.
9248
    The belly has no ears, nor is it to be filled with fair words. 5
          Works. Book iv. Chap. lxii.
9249
    Whose cockloft is unfurnished. 6
          Works. The Author’s Prologue to the Fifth Book.
9250
    Speak the truth and shame the Devil. 7
          Works. The Author’s Prologue to the Fifth Book.
9251
    Plain as a nose in a man’s face. 8
          Works. The Author’s Prologue to the Fifth Book.
 
Note 1.
See Ovid, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 2.
See Johnson, Quotation 103. [back]
Note 3.
See Swift, Quotation 40. [back]
Note 4.
See Heywood, Quotation 114. [back]
Note 5.
See Plutarch, Quotation 22. [back]
Note 6.
See Bacon, Quotation 53. [back]
Note 7.
See Shakespeare, King Henry IV. Part I, Quotation 45. [back]
Note 8.
See Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Quotation 5. [back]
 

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