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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:45
AUTHOR:Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
QUOTATION:For of fortunes sharpe adversite,
The worst kind of infortune is this,—
A man that hath been in prosperite,
And it remember whan it passed is.
ATTRIBUTION:Troilus and Creseide. Book iii. Line 1625.
 

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