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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3833
AUTHOR:John Gay (1685–1732)
QUOTATION:While there is life there ’s hope, he cried. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Fables. Part i. The Sick Man and the Angel.
 
Note 1.
[greek] (For the living there is hope, but for the dead there is none.)—Theocritus: Idyl iv. 42.

Ægroto, dum anima est, spes est (While the sick man has life, there is hope).—Cicero: Epistolarum ad Atticum, ix. 10. [back]
 

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