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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7899
AUTHOR:William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903)
QUOTATION:The stately ship is seen no more,
The fragile skiff attains the shore;
And while the great and wise decay,
And all their trophies pass away,
Some sudden thought, some careless rhyme,
Still floats above the wrecks of Time.
ATTRIBUTION:On an old Song.
 

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