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On Horses -- Mrs. Patrick Campbell, and others with variations



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Does it really matter what these affectionate people do -- so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
    -- Mrs. Patrick Campbell, rebuke to a young actress reporting that an old actress in the company was too fond of the young and the handsome leading-man.


variation on above

I don't mind where people make love so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
    -- The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 3d ed., p. 128 [1970]


and

My dear, I don't care what they do so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
    -- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 15th ed., p. 706, no. 16 [1982]
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