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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9582
AUTHOR:Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
QUOTATION:“There, take,” says Justice, “take ye each a shell;
We thrive at Westminster on fools like you.
’T was a fat oyster! live in peace,—adieu.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Epître ii.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 225. [back]
 

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