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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6138
AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  A man possessed of splendid talents, which he often abused, and of a sound judgment, the admonitions of which he often neglected; a man who succeeded only in an inferior department of his art, but who in that department succeeded pre-eminently.
ATTRIBUTION:On John Dryden. 1828.
 

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