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


    The accident of an accident.
          Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. Butler’s Reminiscences, vol. i. p. 142.
    When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me. 1
          27 Parliamentary History, 680; Annual Register, 1789.
Note 1.
Whereupon Wilkes is reported to have said, somewhat coarsely, but not unhappily it must be allowed, “Forget you! He ’ll see you d—d first.” Burke also exclaimed, “The best thing that could happen to you!”—Lord Brougham: Statesmen of the Time of George III. (Thurlow.) [back]