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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
 
3703
    A mass enormous! which in modern days
No two of earth’s degenerate sons could raise. 1
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 337.
3704
    The bitter dregs of fortune’s cup to drain.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 85.
3705
    Who dies in youth and vigour, dies the best.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 100.
3706
    This, this is misery! the last, the worst
That man can feel.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 106.
3707
    No season now for calm familiar talk.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 169.
3708
    Jove lifts the golden balances that show
The fates of mortal men, and things below.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 271.
3709
    Achilles absent was Achilles still.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 418.
3710
    Forever honour’d, and forever mourn’d.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 422.
3711
    Unwept, unhonour’d, uninterr’d he lies! 2
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 484.
3712
    Grief tears his heart, and drives him to and fro
In all the raging impotence of woe.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 526.
3713
    Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxii. Line 543.
3714
    ’T is true, ’t is certain; man though dead retains
Part of himself: the immortal mind remains.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiii. Line 122.
3715
    Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiii. Line 368.
3716
    It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, 3
And to be swift is less than to be wise.
’T is more by art than force of num’rous strokes.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiii. Line 383.
3717
    A green old age, 4 unconscious of decays,
That proves the hero born in better days.
          The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiii. Line 929.
 
Note 1.
See Quotation 272. [back]
Note 2.
Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.—Sir Walter Scott: Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.—Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto iv. stanza 179. [back]
Note 3.
See Middleton, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 4.
See Dryden, Quotation 92. [back]
 

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