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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Thomas Parnell. (1679–1718)
 
 
1
    Still an angel appear to each lover beside,
But still be a woman to you.
          When thy Beauty appears.
2
    Remote from man, with God he passed the days;
Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.
          The Hermit. Line 5.
3
    We call it only pretty Fanny’s way.
          An Elegy to an Old Beauty.
4
    Let those love now who never loved before;
Let those who always loved, now love the more.
          Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris. 1
 
Note 1.
Written in the time of Julius Cæsar, and by some ascribed to Catullus:

Cras amet qui numquam amavit;
Quique amavit, cras amet
(Let him love to-morrow who never loved before; and he as well who has loved, let him love to-morrow). [back]
 

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