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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Cowper. (1731–1800) (continued)
 
4488
    ’T is Providence alone secures
In every change both mine and yours.
          A Fable. Moral.
4489
    I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau
If birds confabulate or no.
          Pairing Time Anticipated.
4490
    Misses! the tale that I relate
  This lesson seems to carry,—
Choose not alone a proper mate,
  But proper time to marry.
          Pairing Time Anticipated.
4491
    That though on pleasure she was bent,
  She had a frugal mind.
          History of John Gilpin.
4492
    A hat not much the worse for wear.
          History of John Gilpin.
4493
    Now let us sing, Long live the king!
  And Gilpin, Long live he!
And when he next doth ride abroad,
  May I be there to see!
          History of John Gilpin.
4494
    The path of sorrow, and that path alone,
Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown.
          To an Afflicted Protestant Lady.
4495
    United yet divided, twain at once:
So sit two kings of Brentford on one throne. 1
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 77.
4496
    Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 181.
4497
    The earth was made so various, that the mind
Of desultory man, studious of change
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 506.
4498
    Doing good,
Disinterested good, is not our trade.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 673.
4499
    God made the country, and man made the town. 2
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 749.
 
Note 1.
Buckingham: The Rehearsal (the two Kings of Brentford). [back]
Note 2.
See Bacon, Quotation 32. [back]
 

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