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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4222
AUTHOR:David Garrick (1717–1779)
QUOTATION:Are these the choice dishes the Doctor has sent us?
Is this the great poet whose works so content us?
This Goldsmith’s fine feast, who has written fine books?
Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks? 1
ATTRIBUTION:Epigram on Goldsmith’s Retaliation. Vol. ii. p. 157.
 
Note 1.
See Tusser, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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