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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3530
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Means not, but blunders round about a meaning;
And he whose fustian ’s so sublimely bad,
It is not poetry, but prose run mad.
ATTRIBUTION:Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. Prologue to the Satires. Line 186.
 

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