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A COLLECTION OF

PASSAGES, PHRASES, AND PROVERBS

TRACED TO THEIR SOURCES IN

ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE

BY JOHN BARTLETT.

"I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the

thread that binds them is mine own."

NINTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

1898.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

BRARY
tot 204

Copyright, 1875, 1882, 1891,

By John BARTLETT.

THIRTY-SECOND THOUSAND OF THE Ninth Edition.

UNIVERSITY Press :
John WILSON AND Sox, CAMBRIDGE, U.S.A.

THIS EDITION

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED TO

THE MEMORY OF THE LATE ASSISTANT EDITOR,

REZIN A. WIGHT.

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