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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3547
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:For I, who hold sage Homer’s rule the best,
Welcome the coming, speed the going guest. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Satires, Epistles, and Odes of Horace. Satire ii. Book ii. Line 159.
 
Note 1.
This line is repeated in the translation of the Odyssey, book xv. line 83, with “parting” instead of “going.” [back]
 

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