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

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Samuel Foote. (1720–1777)
    He made him a hut, wherein he did put
The carcass of Robinson Crusoe.
  O poor Robinson Crusoe!
          The Mayor of Garratt. Act i. Sc. 1.
    Born in a cellar, and living in a garret. 1
          The Author. Act ii.
James Fordyce. (1720–1796)
    Henceforth the majesty of God revere;
Fear Him, and you have nothing else to fear. 2
          Answer to a Gentleman who apologized to the Author for Swearing.
Mark Akenside. (1721–1770)
    Such and so various are the tastes of men.
          Pleasures of the Imagination. Book iii. Line 567.
      Than Timoleon’s arms require,
And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton’s golden lyre.
          Ode. On a Sermon against Glory. Stanza ii.
    The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
And know the mortal through a crown’s disguise.
          Epistle to Curio.
    Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
          The Virtuoso. Stanza x.
Note 1.
See Congreve, Quotation 7.

Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.—Lord Byron: A Sketch. [back]
Note 2.
Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n’ai point d’autre crainte (I fear God, dear Abner, and I have no ther fear).—Racine: Athalie, act i. sc. 1 (1639–1699).

From Piety, whose soul sincere

Fears God, and knows no other fear.—W. Smyth: Ode for the Installation of the Duke of Gloucester as Chancellor of Cambridge. [back]