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Quinapalus

The Mrs. Harris of “authorities in citations.” If anyone wishes to clench an argument by some quotation, let him cite this ponderous collection.

“What says Quinapalus: `Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.” —Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, i. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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