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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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James Montgomery. (1771–1854)
 
5191
    When the good man yields his breath
(For the good man never dies). 1
          The Wanderer of Switzerland. Part v.
5192
    Gashed with honourable scars,
  Low in Glory’s lap they lie;
Though they fell, they fell like stars,
  Streaming splendour through the sky.
          The Battle of Alexandria.
5193
    Distinct as the billows, yet one as the sea.
          The Ocean. Line 54.
5194
    Once, in the flight of ages past,
There lived a man.
          The Common Lot.
5195
    Counts his sure gains, and hurries back for more.
          The West Indies. Part iii.
5196
    Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive. 2
          The World before the Flood. Canto v.
5197
    Joys too exquisite to last,
And yet more exquisite when past.
          The Little Cloud.
5198
    Bliss in possession will not last;
Remembered joys are never past;
At once the fountain, stream, and sea,
They were, they are, they yet shall be.
          The Little Cloud.
5199
    Friend after friend departs;
  Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
  That finds not here an end.
          Friends.
5200
    Nor sink those stars in empty night:
They hide themselves in heaven’s own light.
          Friends.
5201
    ’T is not the whole of life to live,
  Nor all of death to die.
          The Issues of Life and Death.
 
Note 1.
[greek] (Say not that the good die).—Callimachus: Epigram x. [back]
Note 2.
See Barbauld, Quotation 3. [back]
 

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