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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
James Merrick. (1720–1769)
 
 
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    Not what we wish, but what we want,
Oh, let thy grace supply! 1
          Hymn.
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    Oft has it been my lot to mark
A proud, conceited, talking spark.
          The Chameleon.
 
Note 1.
[greek] (Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right.—Menander: Fragment. [back]
 

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