|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Thomas Gray (17161771)|
|QUOTATION:||To each his suffrings; all are men,|
Condemnd alike to groan,
The tender for anothers pain,
Th unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies?
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
T is folly to be wise. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 10.|