Bishop William Warburton
(1698-1779)
From Prior, Malone, p. 345.

Mr. WARBURTON, about the year 1750 or 1752, being in company with Quin the player at Mr. Allen's, near Bath, took several opportunities of being sharp upon him on the subject of his love of eating and his voluptuous life. However, in the course of the evening, he said he should be obliged to Quin for `a touch of his quality', as he could never again see him on the stage. Quin said that plays were then quite out of his head; however, he believed he remembered a few lines of Pierre; on which he got up, and looking directly at Mr. Allen, repeated ore rotunda

Honest men
Are the soft cushions on which knaves
Repose and fatten.

Warburton gave him no further trouble for the rest of the evening.

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