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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Cowper. (1731–1800) (continued)
 
4453
    Freedom has a thousand charms to show,
That slaves, howe’er contented, never know.
          Table Talk. Line 260.
4454
    Manner is all in all, whate’er is writ,
The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
          Table Talk. Line 542.
4455
    Ages elapsed ere Homer’s lamp appear’d,
And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard:
To carry nature lengths unknown before,
To give a Milton birth, ask’d ages more.
          Table Talk. Line 556.
4456
    Elegant as simplicity, and warm
As ecstasy.
          Table Talk. Line 588.
4457
    Low ambition and the thirst of praise. 1
          Table Talk. Line 591.
4458
    Made poetry a mere mechanic art.
          Table Talk. Line 654.
4459
    Nature, exerting an unwearied power,
Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower;
Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads
The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads.
          Table Talk. Line 690.
4460
    Lights of the world, and stars of human race.
          The Progress of Error. Line 97.
4461
    How much a dunce that has been sent to roam
Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
          The Progress of Error. Line 415.
4462
    Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true,—
A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew.
          Truth. Line 327.
4463
    The sounding jargon of the schools. 2
          Truth. Line 367.
4464
    When one that holds communion with the skies
Has fill’d his urn where these pure waters rise,
And once more mingles with us meaner things,
’T is e’en as if an angel shook his wings.
          Charity. Line 435.
4465
    A fool must now and then be right by chance.
          Conversation. Line 96.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 2.
See Prior, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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