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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4483
AUTHOR:William Cowper (1731–1800)
QUOTATION:But the sound of the church-going bell
  These valleys and rocks never heard;
Ne’er sigh’d at the sound of a knell,
  Or smiled when a Sabbath appear’d.
ATTRIBUTION:Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk.
 

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