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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Good Americans when they die go to Paris.
        Attributed to Thos. Appleton by O. W. Holmes—Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. VI.
When you’ve walked up the Rue la Paix at Paris,
  Been to the Louvre and the Tuileries,
And to Versailles, although to go so far is
  A thing not quite consistent with your ease,
And—but the mass of objects quite a bar is
  To my describing what the traveller sees.
You who have ever been to Paris, know;
And you who have not been to Paris—go!
        Ruskin—A Tour Through France. St. 12.
Prince, give praise to our French ladies
  For the sweet sound their speaking carries;
’Twixt Rome and Cadiz many a maid is,
  But no good girl’s lip out of Paris.
        Swinburne—Translation from Villon. Ballad of the Women of Paris.

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