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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

3102 Tom Brown 1663-1704 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Tom Brown (1663–1704)
QUOTATION:In the reign of Charles II. a certain worthy divine at Whitehall thus addressed himself to the auditory at the conclusion of his sermon: “In short, if you don’t live up to the precepts of the Gospel, but abandon yourselves to your irregular appetites, you must expect to receive your reward in a certain place which ’t is not good manners to mention here.” 1
Note 1.
Who never mentions hell to ears polite.—Alexander Pope: Moral Essays, epistle iv. line 149. [back]