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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3381
AUTHOR:Thomas Tickell (1686–1740)
QUOTATION:There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die. 1
ATTRIBUTION:On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 81.
 
Note 1.
He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.—Montaigne: Essay, book i. chap. ix.

I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die.—Sandys: Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.

Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.
Porteus: Death, line 316.

He taught them how to live and how to die.—Somerville: In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore. [back]
 

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