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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Gray. (1716–1771) (continued)
 
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    From toil he wins his spirits light,
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven’s best treasures, peace and health.
          Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. Line 93.
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    The social smile, the sympathetic tear.
          Education and Government.
4212
    When love could teach a monarch to be wise,
And gospel-light first dawn’d from Bullen’s eyes. 1
          Education and Government.
4213
    Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune;
He had not the method of making a fortune.
          On his own Character.
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    Now as the Paradisiacal pleasures of the Mahometans consist in playing upon the flute and lying with Houris, be mine to read eternal new romances of Marivaux and Crebillon.
          To Mr. West. Letter iv. Third Series.
 
David Garrick. (1717–1779)
 
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    Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.
          Prologue to the Gamesters.
4216
    Their cause I plead,—plead it in heart and mind;
A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind. 2
          Prologue on Quitting the Stage in 1776.
4217
    Prologues like compliments are loss of time;
’T is penning bows and making legs in rhyme.
          Prologue to Crisp’s Tragedy of Virginia.
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    Let others hail the rising sun:
I bow to that whose course is run. 3
          On the Death of Mr. Pelham.
 
Note 1.
This was intended to be introduced in the “Alliance of Education and Government.”—Mason’s edition of Gray, vol. iii. p. 114. [back]
Note 2.
See Burton, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun.—Plutarch: Life of Pompey. [back]
 

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