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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5347
AUTHOR:Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
QUOTATION:’T is distance lends enchantment to the view,
And robes the mountain in its azure hue. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Pleasures of Hope. Part i. Line 7.
 
Note 1.
See John Webster, Quotation 4.

The mountains too, at a distance, appear airy masses and smooth, but seen near at hand they are rough.—Diogenes Laertius: Pyrrho, ix. [back]
 

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