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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edward Young. (1683–1765) (continued)
 
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    We see time’s furrows on another’s brow,
And death intrench’d, preparing his assault;
How few themselves in that just mirror see!
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 627.
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    Like our shadows,
Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines. 1
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 661.
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    While man is growing, life is in decrease;
And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun. 2
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 717.
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    That life is long which answers life’s great end.
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 773.
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    The man of wisdom is the man of years.
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 775.
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    Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow. 3
          Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 1011.
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    Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps;
And pyramids are pyramids in vales.
Each man makes his own stature, builds himself.
Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids;
Her monuments shall last when Egypt’s fall.
          Night Thoughts. Night vi. Line 309.
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    And all may do what has by man been done.
          Night Thoughts. Night vi. Line 606.
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    The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
          Night Thoughts. Night vii. Line 496.
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    Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.
          Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 215.
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    Prayer ardent opens heaven.
          Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.
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    A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
          Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 793.
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    To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain.
          Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 1045.
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    Final Ruin fiercely drives
Her ploughshare o’er creation. 4
          Night Thoughts. Night ix. 167.
 
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 11. [back]
Note 2.
See Bishop Hall, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
See Quarles, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 4.
Stern Ruin’s ploughshare drives elate
Full on thy bloom.
Robert Burns: To a Mountain Daisy. [back]
 

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