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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Isaac Watts. (1674–1748) (continued)
 
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    And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book i. Hymn 88.
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    Strange that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long!
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 19.
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    Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 63.
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    The tall, the wise, the reverend head
Must lie as low as ours.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 63.
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    When I can read my title clear
  To mansions in the skies,
I ’ll bid farewell to every fear,
  And wipe my weeping eyes.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 65.
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    There is a land of pure delight,
  Where saints immortal reign;
Infinite day excludes the night,
  And pleasures banish pain.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 66.
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    So, when a raging fever burns,
We shift from side to side by turns;
And ’t is a poor relief we gain
To change the place, but keep the pain.
          Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 146.
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    Were I so tall to reach the pole,
  Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must be measured by my soul:
  The mind ’s the standard of the man. 1
          Horæ Lyricæ, Book ii. False Greatness.
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    To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be honour, praise, and glory given
By all on earth, and all in heaven.
          Doxology.
 
Note 1.
I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.—Seneca: On a Happy Life (L’Estrange’s Abstract), chap. i.

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.—Ovid: Metamorphoses, xiii. [back]
 

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