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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4203
AUTHOR:Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
QUOTATION:Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,
  Heaven did a recompense as largely send:
He gave to mis’ry (all he had) a tear,
  He gained from Heav’n (’t was all he wish’d) a friend.
ATTRIBUTION:The Epitaph.
 

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