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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3837
AUTHOR:John Gay (1685–1732)
QUOTATION:Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Fables. Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds.
 
Note 1.
See Addison, Quotation 14. [back]
 

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