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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Pomfret. (1667–1703)
 
 
1
    We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
And still adore the hand that gives the blow. 1
          Verses to his Friend under Affliction.
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    Heaven is not always angry when he strikes,
But most chastises those whom most he likes.
          Verses to his Friend under Affliction.
 
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 97. [back]
 

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