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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:281
AUTHOR:John Lyly (1554?–1606)
QUOTATION:Be valyaunt, but not too venturous. Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 39.
 
Note 1.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, act i. sc. 3. [back]
 

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