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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3637
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:For he lives twice who can at once employ
The present well, and e’en the past enjoy. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Imitation of Martial.
 
Note 1.
Ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus; hoc est
Vivere bis vita posse priore frui
(The good man prolongs his life; to be able to enjoy one’s past life is to live twice).—Martial, x. 237.

See Cowley, Quotation 21. [back]
 

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