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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4111
AUTHOR:Lord Lyttleton (1709–1773)
QUOTATION:For his chaste Muse employ’d her heaven-taught lyre
None but the noblest passions to inspire,
Not one immoral, one corrupted thought,
One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.
ATTRIBUTION:Prologue to Thomson’s Coriolanus.
 

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