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Literature and Ideas

quotation

n.

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.

Intent on making his quotation truer,
He sought the page infallible of Brewer,
Then made a solemn vow that he would be
Condemned eternally.  Ah, me, ah, me!

Stumpo Gaker