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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Isaac Bickerstaff. (1735–1787)
 
 
1
    Hope! thou nurse of young desire.
          Love in a Village. Act i. Sc. 1.
2
    There was a jolly miller once,
  Lived on the river Dee;
He worked and sung from morn till night:
  No lark more blithe than he.
          Love in a Village. Act i. Sc. 2.
3
    And this the burden of his song
  Forever used to be,—
I care for nobody, no, not I,
  If no one cares for me. 1
          Love in a Village. Act i. Sc. 2.
4
    Young fellows will be young fellows.
          Love in a Village. Act ii. Sc. 2.
5
    Ay, do despise me! I ’m the prouder for it; I like to be despised.
          The Hypocrite. Act v. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
If naebody care for me,
I ’ll care for naebody.
Robert Burns: I hae a Wife o’ my Ain. [back]
 

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