|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,|
Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; 1
Another race the following spring supplies:
They fall successive, and successive rise.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Iliad of Homer. Book vi. Line 181.|
As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow.Ecclesiasticus xiv. 18. [back]