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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4312
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Deserted Village. Line 232.
 
Note 1.
The twelve good rules were ascribed to King Charles I.: 1. Urge no healths. 2. Profane no divine ordinances. 3. Touch no state matters. 4. Reveal no secrets. 5. Pick no quarrels. 6. Make no comparisons. 7. Maintain no ill opinions. 8. Keep no bad company. 9. Encourage no vice. 10. Make no long meals. 11. Repent no grievances. 12. Lay no wagers. [back]
 

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