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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3189
AUTHOR:William Congreve (1670–1729)
QUOTATION:I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Love for Love. Act ii. Sc. 7.
 
Note 1.
Born in a cellar, and living in a garret.—Samuel Foote: The Author, act 2.

Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.—Lord Byron: A Sketch. [back]
 

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