Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 19:44:14 -0400 From: Alan Baragona Subject: Re: dumb question, I'm really sorry Duane Campbell wrote: > > Who said, "Less is more." My instinct says Menken, but van der Rohe is in > the running. > > My MS Bookshelf doesn't have it, nor does my 1955 paper Bartlett's or the > Bartleby Bartlett's online. > > Really sorry to clutter the list with this, but I am desperate. > > Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Believe it or not, my hardback Bartlett's attributes it to Robert Browning! "Andrea del Sarto," l. 78, with a cross reference to Hesiod: "Fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole" ("Works and Days" l. 40). FWIW, I always associated it with Van der Rohe, not Mencken. Alan B.