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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2873
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair,
And fell adown his shoulders with loose care. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Davideis. Book ii. Line 95.
 
Note 1.
Loose his beard and hoary hair
Stream’d like a meteor to the troubled air.
Thomas Gray: The Bard, i. 2. [back]
 

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