|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Oliver Goldsmith (1730?1774)|
|QUOTATION:||And as a bird each fond endearment tries|
To tempt its new-fledgd offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reprovd each dull delay,
Allurd to brighter worlds, and led the way.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Deserted Village. Line 167.|