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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
 
3463
    And mistress of herself though china fall.
          Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 268.
3464
    Woman ’s at best a contradiction still.
          Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 270.
3465
    Who shall decide when doctors disagree,
And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 1.
3466
    Blest paper-credit! last and best supply!
That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 39.
3467
    P. What riches give us let us then inquire:
Meat, fire, and clothes. B. What more? P. Meat, fine clothes, and fire.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 79.
3468
    But thousands die without or this or that,—
Die, and endow a college or a cat.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 95.
3469
    The ruling passion, be it what it will,
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 153.
3470
    Extremes in Nature equal good produce;
Extremes in man concur to general use.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 161.
3471
    Rise, honest muse! and sing The Man of Ross.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 250.
3472
    Ye little stars! hide your diminish’d rays. 1
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 282.
3473
    Who builds a church to God and not to fame,
Will never mark the marble with his name.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 285.
3474
    In the worst inn’s worst room, with mat half hung.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 299.
3475
    Where London’s column, pointing at the skies,
Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 339.
3476
    Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven,
And though no science, fairly worth the seven.
          Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 43.
3477
    To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite,
Who never mentions hell to ears polite. 2
          Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 149.
 
Note 1.
See Milton, Quotation 90. [back]
Note 2.
See Brown, Quotation 3. [back]
 

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