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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Taught
 
Here some shrewd critick finds I’m caught,
And cries out “better fed than taught.”
        Swift.—Pheasant and Lark.
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There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high
The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.
        Tickell.—To Earl Warwick on the Death of Addison.
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From this example still the rule shall give,
And those it taught to conquer, teach to live.
        Congreve.—The Birth of the Muses.
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        Thou,
Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from heaven,
To bleed for man, to teach him how to live,
And oh! still harder lesson, how to die!
        Dr. Porteus.—Death a Poem, Line 316. (The idea is Tickell’s.)
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