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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3237
AUTHOR:Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
QUOTATION:For wheresoe’er I turn my ravish’d eyes,
Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise,
Poetic fields encompass me around,
And still I seem to tread on classic ground. 1
ATTRIBUTION:A Letter from Italy.
 
Note 1.
Malone states that this was the first time the phrase “classic ground,” since so common, was ever used. [back]
 

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