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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4304
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:And as a bird each fond endearment tries
To tempt its new-fledg’d offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reprov’d each dull delay,
Allur’d to brighter worlds, and led the way.
ATTRIBUTION:The Deserted Village. Line 167.
 

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