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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3716
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, 1
And to be swift is less than to be wise.
’T is more by art than force of num’rous strokes.
ATTRIBUTION:The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiii. Line 383.
 
Note 1.
See Middleton, Quotation 8. [back]
 

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