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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4484
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION:How fleet is a glance of the mind!
  Compared with the speed of its flight
The tempest itself lags behind,
  And the swift-winged arrows of light.
ATTRIBUTION:Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk.
 

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