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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1097
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:And thus I clothe my naked villany
With old odd ends stolen out of 1 holy writ,
And seem a saint when most I play the devil.
ATTRIBUTION:King Richard III. Act i. Sc. 3.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
”Stolen forth” in White and Knight. [back]
 

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