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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4321
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:As aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush’d or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Captivity. Act i.
 
Note 1.
See Bacon, Quotation 10. [back]
 

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