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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2871
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:Nothing is there to come, and nothing past,
But an eternal now does always last. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Davideis. Book i. Line 25.
 
Note 1.
One of our poets (which is it?) speaks of an everlasting now.—Robert Southey: The Doctor, chap. xxv. p. 1. [back]
 

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