|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Fletcher (15791625)|
|QUOTATION:||Man is his own star; and the soul that can|
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, 1
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Upon an Honest Mans Fortune.|
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.Robert Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy, part i. sect. 2, memb. 1, subsect. 2. Burton also quotes Anthony Rusca in this connection, v. xviii. [back]