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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
I had not wander’d wild and wide,
With such an angel for my guide;
Nor heaven nor earth could then reprove me,
If she had lived, and lived to love me.
        Scott.—Old Mortality, Chap. XXIII.
If I one soul improve, I have not lived in vain.
        Beattie.—The Minstrel, Bk. II. Verse 32, Line 9.
To-morrow let my sun his beams display,
Or in clouds hide them; I have lived to day.
        Cowley.—A Vote, last lines.
Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wise;
They would not learn, nor could advise;
Without love, hatred, joy, or fear,
They led—a kind of—as it were,
Nor wish’d, nor cared, nor laugh’d, nor cried;
And so they liv’d, and so they died.
        Prior.—Epitaph on Jack and Joan, last lines.

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