|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Robert Burton (15771640)|
|QUOTATION:||For ignorance is the mother of devotion, as all the world knows. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 2.|
Ignorance is the mother of devotion.Jeremy Taylor: To a Person newly Converted (1657).
Your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me.John Dryden: The Maiden Queen, act i. sc. 2. [back]