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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9579
AUTHOR:Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
QUOTATION:Happy who in his verse can gently steer
From grave to light, from pleasant to severe. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Art of Poetry. Canto i. Line 75.
 
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 64. [back]
 

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