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

10447 Appendix John Bartlett

QUOTATION:New departure.
ATTRIBUTION:This new page opened in the book of our public expenditures, and this new departure taken, which leads into the bottomless gulf of civil pensions and family gratuities.—T. H. Benton: Speech in the U. S. Senate against a grant to President Harrison’s widow, April, 1841.