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

8383 Misellaneous John Bartlett

QUOTATION:A vest as admired Voltiger had on,
Which from this Island’s foes his grandsire won,
Whose artful colour pass’d the Tyrian dye,
Obliged to triumph in this legacy. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The British Princes, p. 96. (1669.)
Note 1.
The oft-quoted lines,—
A painted vest Prince Voltiger had on,
Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won,
have been ascribed to Blackmore, but suppressed in the later editions of his poems. [back]