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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miscellaneous. (continued)
 
8271
    A charge to keep I have,
  A God to glorify;
A never dying soul to save,
  And fit it for the sky.
          Charles Wesley: Christian Fidelity.
8272
    Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down.
          Divine Love.
8273
    Of right and wrong he taught
Truths as refined as ever Athens heard;
And (strange to tell!) he practised what he preached.
          John Armstrong (1709–1779): The Art of Preserving Health. Book iv. Line 301.
8274
    Gentle shepherd, tell me where.
          Samuel Howard (1710–1782).
8275
    Pray, Goody, please to moderate the rancour of your tongue!
Why flash those sparks of fury from your eyes?
Remember, when the judgment ’s weak the prejudice is strong.
          Kane O’Hara (—— –1782): Midas. Act i. Sc. 4.
8276
    Where passion leads or prudence points the way.
          Robert Lowth (1710–1787): Choice of Hercules, i.
8277
    And he that will this health deny,
Down among the dead men let him lie.
          —— Dyer (published in the early part of the reign of George I.).
8278
    Each cursed his fate that thus their project crossed;
How hard their lot who neither won nor lost!
          Richard Graves (1715–1804): The Festoon (1767).
8279
    Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer!
  List, ye landsmen all, to me;
Messmates, hear a brother sailor
  Sing the dangers of the sea.
          George A. Stevens (1720–1784): The Storm.
8280
    That man may last, but never lives,
Who much receives, but nothing gives;
Whom none can love, whom none can thank,—
Creation’s blot, creation’s blank.
          Thomas Gibbons (1720–1785): When Jesus dwelt.
 

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