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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:16
AUTHOR:Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
QUOTATION:And yet he had a thomb of gold parde. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 565.
 
Note 1.
In allusion to the proverb, “Every honest miller has a golden thumb.” [back]
 

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