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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4655
AUTHOR:Sir William Jones (1746–1794)
QUOTATION:On parent knees, a naked new-born child,
Weeping thou sat’st while all around thee smiled;
So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep,
Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
ATTRIBUTION:From the Persian.
 

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