Quotation by Laurence Sterne

They should have wiped it up ... and said no more about it.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1762), vol. 6, ch. 12, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).

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