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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
 
3688
    Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xv. Line 157.
3689
    And for our country ’t is a bliss to die.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xv. Line 583.
3690
    Like strength is felt from hope and from despair.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xv. Line 852.
3691
    Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspir’d. 1
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xvi. Line 267.
3692
    Dispel this cloud, the light of Heaven restore;
Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xvii. Line 730.
3693
    The mildest manners, and the gentlest heart.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xvii. Line 756.
3694
    In death a hero, as in life a friend!
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xvii. Line 758.
3695
    Patroclus, lov’d of all my martial train,
Beyond mankind, beyond myself, is slain!
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xviii. Line 103.
3696
    I live an idle burden to the ground.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xviii. Line 134.
3697
    Ah, youth! forever dear, forever kind.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xix. Line 303.
3698
    Accept these grateful tears! for thee they flow,—
For thee, that ever felt another’s woe!
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xix. Line 319.
3699
    Where’er he mov’d, the goddess shone before.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 127.
3700
    The matchless Ganymed, divinely fair. 2
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 278.
3701
    ’T is fortune gives us birth,
But Jove alone endues the soul with worth.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 290.
3702
    Our business in the field of fight
Is not to question, but to prove our might.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 304.
 
Note 1.
A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.—Diogenes Laertius: On Aristotle.

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
Von Münch Bellinghausen: Ingomar the Barbarian, act ii. [back]
Note 2.
Divinely fair.—Alfred Tennyson: A Dream of Fair Women, xxii. [back]
 

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