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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2156
AUTHOR:Robert Burton (1577–1640)
QUOTATION:Many things happen between the cup and the lip. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Anatomy of Melancholy. Part ii. Sect. 2, Memb. 3.
 
Note 1.
There is many a slip ’twixt the cup and the lip.—Hazlitt: English Proverbs.

Though men determine, the gods doo dispose; and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.—Greene: Perimedes the Blacksmith (1588). [back]
 

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