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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4413
AUTHOR:Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
QUOTATION:The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, whilst his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.
ATTRIBUTION:Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll. Vol. ii. p. 420.
 

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