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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7239
AUTHOR:Cecil Frances Alexander (1818–1895)
QUOTATION:This was the truest warrior
  That ever buckled sword;
This the most gifted poet
  That ever breathed a word;
And never earth’s philosopher
  Traced with his golden pen
On the deathless page truths half so sage
  As he wrote down for men.
ATTRIBUTION:The Burial of Moses.
 

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