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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3398
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise;
My footstool earth, my canopy the skies. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 139.
 
Note 1.
All the parts of the universe I have an interest in: the earth serves me to walk upon; the sun to light me; the stars have their influence upon me.—Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebond. [back]
 

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