[Ads-l] "living well is the best revenge' 1640 (?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 18 16:39:01 EST 2016


> On Nov 18, 2016, at 11:22 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU> wrote:
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> A new book dates the first printing of "Living well is the best revenge" to 1651, by George Herbert. 1001 Quotations to Enlighten, Entertain, & Inspire: The Stories Behind the Most Memorable Quotes (Universe, 2016), ed. Robert Arp, foreword by Nigel Rees.
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> But, apparently, George Herbert published this in 1640 in Witts recreations.... no. 524:
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__babel.hathitrust.org_cgi_pt-3Fid-3Ducm.5326661718-3Bview-3D1up-3Bseq-3D214&d=CwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=bkfBOFdkvHDsngP_SERQL1yShCVVTxYWpJ2Yv_o3nfA&s=wuPJrW-5ZcBqb0_2b1cFvhQZHyajxtDDe05v2Zq8L5o&e= 
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...with greater staying power, for some unfathomable reason, than No. 531, "A cursed cow has short horns".  Words to live by.

LH

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