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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8985
AUTHOR:Pliny the Younger (61–105 A.D.)
QUOTATION:There is nothing to write about, you say. Well, then, write and let me know just this,—that there is nothing to write about; or tell me in the good old style if you are well. That ’s right. I am quite well. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letters. Book i. Letter xi. 1.
 
Note 1.
This comes to inform you that I am in a perfect state of health, hoping you are in the same. Ay, that ’s the old beginning.—Colman: The Heir at Law, act iii. sc. 2. [back]
 

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