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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edward Young. (1683–1765) (continued)
 
3357
    Be wise with speed;
A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
          Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 282.
3358
    And waste their music on the savage race. 1
          Love of Fame. Satire v. Line 228.
3359
    For her own breakfast she ’ll project a scheme,
Nor take her tea without a stratagem.
          Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 190.
3360
    Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life.
          Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 208.
3361
    One to destroy is murder by the law,
And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
To murder thousands takes a specious name,
War’s glorious art, and gives immortal fame.
          Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 55.
3362
    How commentators each dark passage shun,
And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
          Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 97.
3363
    The man that makes a character makes foes.
          To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 28.
3364
    Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt,
And oftener chang’d their principles than shirt.
          To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 277.
3365
    Accept a miracle instead of wit,—
See two dull lines with Stanhope’s pencil writ.
          Lines written with the Diamond Pencil of Lord Chesterfield.
3366
    Time elaborately thrown away.
          The Last Day. Book i.
3367
    There buds the promise of celestial worth.
          The Last Day. Book iii.
3368
    In records that defy the tooth of time.
          The Statesman’s Creed.
3369
    Great let me call him, for he conquered me.
          The Revenge. Act i. Sc. 1.
3370
    Souls made of fire, and children of the sun,
With whom revenge is virtue.
          The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
And waste their sweetness on the desert air.—Thomas Gray: Elegy, stanza 14. Charles Churchill: Gotham, book ii. line 20. [back]
 

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