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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
 
3807
    Dogs, ye have had your day!
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxii. Line 41.
3808
    For dear to gods and men is sacred song.
Self-taught I sing; by Heaven, and Heaven alone,
The genuine seeds of poesy are sown.
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxii. Line 382.
3809
    So ends the bloody business of the day.
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxii. Line 516.
3810
    And rest at last where souls unbodied dwell,
In ever-flowing meads of Asphodel.
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxiv. Line 19.
3811
    The ruins of himself! now worn away
With age, yet still majestic in decay.
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxiv. Line 271.
3812
    And o’er the past Oblivion stretch her wing.
          The Odyssey of Homer. Book xxiv. Line 557.
3813
    Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. 1
          Letter to Gay, Oct. 6, 1727.
3814
    This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew. 2
 
John Gay. (1685–1732)
 
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    ’T was when the sea was roaring
With hollow blasts of wind,
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclin’d.
          The What d’ ye call it. Act ii. Sc. 8.
 
Note 1.
Pope calls this the eighth beatitude (Roscoe’s edition of Pope, vol. x. page 184). [back]
Note 2.
On the 14th of February, 1741, Macklin established his fame as an actor in the character of Shylock, in the “Merchant of Venice.”… Macklin’s performance of this character so forcibly struck a gentleman in the pit that he, as it were involuntarily, exclaimed,—

“This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew!”

It has been said that this gentleman was Mr. Pope, and that he meant his panegyric on Macklin as a satire against Lord Lansdowne.—Biographia Dramatica, vol. i. part ii. p. 469. [back]
 

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