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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2434
AUTHOR:Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682)
QUOTATION:Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Dedication to Urn-Burial. Chap. v.
 
Note 1.
The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome
Outlives in fame the pious fool that raised it.
Colley Cibber: Richard III, act iii. sc. 1. [back]
 

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