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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2882
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:Thus would I double my life’s fading space;
For he that runs it well, runs twice his race. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Discourse xi. Of Myself. St. xi.
 
Note 1.
For he lives twice who can at once employ
The present well, and ev’n the past enjoy.
Alexander Pope: Imitation of Martial. [back]
 

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