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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Francis Quarles. (1592–1644)
 
 
1
    Death aims with fouler spite
At fairer marks. 1
          Divine Poems (ed. 1669).
2
    Sweet Phosphor, bring the day
Whose conquering ray
May chase these fogs;
  Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!


Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
Light will repay
The wrongs of night;
  Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
          Emblems. Book i. Emblem 14.
3
    Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.
          Book ii. Emblem 2.
4
    This house is to be let for life or years;
Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears.
Cupid, ’t has long stood void; her bills make known,
She must be dearly let, or let alone.
          Emblem 10, Ep. 10.
5
    The slender debt to Nature ’s quickly paid, 2
Discharged, perchance, with greater ease than made.
          Book ii. Emblem 13.
6
    The next way home ’s the farthest way about. 3
          Book iv. Emblem 2, Ep. 2.
7
    It is the lot of man but once to die.
          Book v. Emblem 7.
 
Note 1.
Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night v. line 1011. [back]
Note 2.
To die is a debt we must all of us discharge.—Euripides: Alcestis, line 418. [back]
Note 3.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.—Bohn: Foreign Proverbs (Italian). [back]
 

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