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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2450
AUTHOR:Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
QUOTATION:The soul’s dark cottage, batter’d and decay’d,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. 1
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
As they draw near to their eternal home:
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
That stand upon the threshold of the new.
ATTRIBUTION:On the Divine Poems.
 
Note 1.
See Daniel, Quotation 1.

To vanish in the chinks that Time has made.—Samuel Rogers: Pæstum. [back]
 

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