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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3432
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart.
One self-approving hour whole years outweighs
Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas;
And more true joy Marcellus exil’d feels
Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels.
In parts superior what advantage lies?
Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise?
’T is but to know how little can be known;
To see all others’ faults, and feel our own.
ATTRIBUTION:Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 254.
 

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