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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4533
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION:Some must be great. Great offices will have
Great talents. And God gives to every man
The virtue, temper, understanding, taste,
That lifts him into life, and lets him fall
Just in the niche he was ordain’d to fill.
ATTRIBUTION:The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 788.
 

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