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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2430
AUTHOR:Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)
QUOTATION:Times before you, when even living men were antiquities,—when the living might exceed the dead, and to depart this world could not be properly said to go unto the greater number. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Dedication to Urn-Burial.
 
Note 1.
’T is long since Death had the majority.—Robert Blair: The Grave, part ii. line 449. [back]
 

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