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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6128
AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  Wherever literature consoles sorrow or assuages pain; wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep,—there is exhibited in its noblest form the immortal influence of Athens.
ATTRIBUTION:On Mitford’s History of Greece. 1824.
 

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