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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
 
3673
    Life is not to be bought with heaps of gold:
Not all Apollo’s Pythian treasures hold,
Or Troy once held, in peace and pride of sway,
Can bribe the poor possession of a day.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book ix. Line 524.
3674
    Short is my date, but deathless my renown.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book ix. Line 535.
3675
    Injustice, swift, erect, and unconfin’d,
Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o’er mankind.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book ix. Line 628.
3676
    A generous friendship no cold medium knows,
Burns with one love, with one resentment glows.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book ix. Line 725.
3677
    To labour is the lot of man below;
And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book x. Line 78.
3678
    Content to follow when we lead the way.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book x. Line 141.
3679
    He serves me most who serves his country best. 1
          The Iliad of Homer. Book x. Line 201.
3680
    Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe,
Are lost on hearers that our merits know.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book x. Line 293.
3681
    The rest were vulgar deaths, unknown to fame.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xi. Line 394.
3682
    Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,
And asks no omen but his country’s cause.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xii. Line 283.
3683
    The life which others pay let us bestow,
And give to fame what we to nature owe.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xii. Line 393.
3684
    And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xiii. Line 106.
3685
    The best of things beyond their measure cloy.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xiii. Line 795.
3686
    To hide their ignominious heads in Troy.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xiv. Line 170.
3687
    Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs,
Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xiv. Line 251.
 
Note 1.
He serves his party best who serves the country best.—Rutherford B. Hayes: Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877. [back]
 

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