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

6168 Thomas Babington

AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:Ye diners-out from whom we guard our spoons. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Political Georgics.
Note 1.
Macaulay, in a letter, June 29, 1831, says “I sent these lines to the ‘Times’ about three years ago.” [back]