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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2390
AUTHOR:Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
QUOTATION:Love in your hearts as idly burns
As fire in antique Roman urns. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 309.
 
Note 1.
Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.
William Cowper: Conversation, line 357. [back]
 

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