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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3406
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good;
And spite of pride, in erring reason’s spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 289.
 
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 91. [back]
 

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