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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4186
AUTHOR:Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
QUOTATION:The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r,
  And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave,
Await alike the inevitable hour.
  The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
ATTRIBUTION:Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 9.
 

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