John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
8988 Pliny the Younger 61-105 AD John Bartlett
|AUTHOR:||Pliny the Younger (61–105 A.D.)|
|QUOTATION:||An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Letters. Book ii. Letter xv. 1.|
See Goldsmith, Quotation 95. [back]