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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3000
AUTHOR:John Dryden (1631–1700)
QUOTATION:I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Maiden Queen. Act iii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
Fat, fair, and forty.—Sir Walter Scott: St. Ronan’s Well, chap. vii.

Mrs. Trench, in a letter, Feb. 18, 1816, writes: “Lord ——— is going to marry Lady ———, a fat, fair, and fifty card-playing resident of the Crescent.” [back]
 

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