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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3104
AUTHOR:Matthew Prior (1664–1721)
QUOTATION:Our hopes, like towering falcons, aim
At objects in an airy height;
The little pleasure of the game
Is from afar to view the flight. 1
ATTRIBUTION:To the Hon. Charles Montague.
 
Note 1.
But all the pleasure of the game
Is afar off to view the flight.
Variations in a copy dated 1692. [back]
 

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