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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4385
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:He that would not when he might,
  He shall not when he wolda. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Friar of Orders Gray.
 
Note 1.
See Heywood, Quotation 9.

He that will not when he may,
When he would, he should have nay.
Cervantes: Don Quixote, part i. book iii. chap. iv. [back]
 

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