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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3424
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:O happiness! our being’s end and aim!
Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate’er thy name:
That something still which prompts the eternal sigh,
For which we bear to live, or dare to die.
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 1.
 

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