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

8357 Misellaneous John Bartlett

QUOTATION:I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.
ATTRIBUTION:Richard Rumbold, on the scaffold, 1685. History of England (Macaulay), Chap v.