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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Dryden. (1631–1700) (continued)
 
2948
    And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
          Britannia Rediviva. Line 208.
2949
    Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.
          Epistle to Congreve. Line 19.
2950
    Be kind to my remains; and oh defend,
Against your judgment, your departed friend!
          Epistle to Congreve. Line 72.
2951
    Better to hunt in fields for health unbought
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for cure on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
          Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton. Line 92.
2952
    Wit will shine
Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
          To the Memory of Mr. Oldham. Line 15.
2953
    So softly death succeeded life in her,
She did but dream of heaven, and she was there.
          Eleonora, Line 315.
2954
    Since heaven’s eternal year is thine.
          Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew. Line 15.
2955
    O gracious God! how far have we
Profan’d thy heavenly gift of poesy!
          Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew. Line 56.
2956
    Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child. 1
          Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew. Line 70.
2957
    He was exhal’d; his great Creator drew
His spirit, as the sun the morning dew. 2
          On the Death of a very young Gentleman.
2958
    Three poets, in three distant ages born,
Greece, Italy, and England did adorn.
The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d;
The next, in majesty; in both the last.
 
Note 1.
Of manners gentle, of affections mild,
In wit a man, simplicity a child.
Alexander Pope: Epitaph on Gay. [back]
Note 2.
Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew,
She sparkl’d, was exhal’d, and went to heaven.
Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night v. line 600. [back]
 

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