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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2137
AUTHOR:Robert Burton (1577–1640)
QUOTATION:I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 13.
 
Note 1.
Qui vino indulget, quemque alea decoquit, ille
In venerem putret
(He who is given to drink, and whom the dice are despoiling, is the one who rots away in sexual vice).—Persius: Satires, satire v. [back]
 

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