|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Dryden (16311700)|
|QUOTATION:||He was exhald; his great Creator drew|
His spirit, as the sun the morning dew. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||On the Death of a very young Gentleman.|
Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew,
She sparkld, was exhald, and went to heaven.
Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night v. line 600. [back]