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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Thomas Moss. (1740–1808)
 
 
1
    Pity the sorrows of a poor old man,
  Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door,
Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span;
  Oh give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
          The Beggar.
2
    A pampered menial drove me from the door. 1
          The Beggar.
 
Note 1.
This line stood originally, “A liveried servant,” etc., and was altered as above by Goldsmith.—Forster: Life of Goldsmith, vol. i. p. 215 (fifth edition, 1871). [back]
 

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