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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:594
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Scarce any Tale was sooner heard than told;
And all who told it, added something new,
And all who heard it, made Enlargements too,
In ev’ry Ear it spread, on ev’ry Tongue it grew.
ATTRIBUTION:ALEXANDER POPE, “Temple of Fame,” lines 469–72, Poems of Alexander Pope, ed. Geoffrey Tillotson, vol. 2, p. 269 (1940, revised 1954).
SUBJECTS:Fame
 
 
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