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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Congreve. (1670–1729) (continued)
 
3190
    Hannibal was a very pretty fellow in those days.
          The Old Bachelor. Act ii. Sc. 2.
3191
    Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure;
Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. 1
          The Old Bachelor. Act v. Sc. 1.
3192
    Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow’s sun to thee may never rise. 2
          Letter to Cobham.
 
Sir Samuel Garth. (1661–1719)
 
3193
    To die is landing on some silent shore
Where billows never break, nor tempests roar;
Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, ’t is o’er.
          The Dispensary. Canto iii. Line 225.
3194
    I see the right, and I approve it too,
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. 3
          Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth).
3195
    For all their luxury was doing good. 4
          Claremont. Line 149.
 
Colley Cibber. (1671–1757)
 
3196
    So mourn’d the dame of Ephesus her love,
And thus the soldier arm’d with resolution
Told his soft tale, and was a thriving wooer.
          Richard III. (altered). Act ii. Sc. 1.
3197
    Now, by St. Paul, the work goes bravely on.
          Richard III. (altered). Act iii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Quotation 10. [back]
Note 2.
Be wise to-day, ’t is madness to defer.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night i. line 390. [back]
Note 3.
I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue.—Petrarch: Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.

See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 15. [back]
Note 4.
And learn the luxury of doing good.—Oliver Goldsmith: The Traveller, line 22. George Crabbe: Tales of the Hall, book iii. Graves: The Epicure. [back]
 

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