|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come;|
Knock as you please, there s nobody at home. 1
His wit invites you by his looks to come,
But when you knock, it never is at home.
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