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

James Fordye 1720-1796 John Bartlett

    Henceforth the majesty of God revere;
Fear Him, and you have nothing else to fear. 1
          Answer to a Gentleman who apologized to the Author for Swearing.
Note 1.
Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n’ai point d’autre crainte (I fear God, dear Abner, and I have no ther fear).—Racine: Athalie, act i. sc. 1 (1639–1699).

From Piety, whose soul sincere

Fears God, and knows no other fear.—W. Smyth: Ode for the Installation of the Duke of Gloucester as Chancellor of Cambridge. [back]