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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2167
AUTHOR:Robert Burton (1577–1640)
QUOTATION:No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 2, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.
 
Note 1.
Those curious locks so aptly twin’d,
Whose every hair a soul doth bind.
Thomas Carew: Think not ’cause men flattering say.

One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.—Howell: Letters, book ii. iv. (1621).

She knows her man, and when you rant and swear,
Can draw you to her with a single hair.
John Dryden: Persius, satire v. line 246.

Beauty draws us with a single hair.—Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock, canto ii. line 27.

And from that luckless hour my tyrant fair
Has led and turned me by a single hair.
Bland: Anthology, p. 20 (edition 1813). [back]
 

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