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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Collins. (1721–1759) (continued)
 
There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair,
To dwell a weeping hermit there!
          Ode written in the year 1746.
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    When Music, heavenly maid, was young,
While yet in early Greece she sung.
          The Passions. Line 1.
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    Fill’d with fury, rapt, inspired.
          The Passions. Line 10.
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    ’T was sad by fits, by starts ’t was wild.
          The Passions. Line 28.
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    In notes by distance made more sweet. 1
          The Passions. Line 60.
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    In hollow murmurs died away.
          The Passions. Line 68.
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    O Music! sphere-descended maid,
Friend of Pleasure, Wisdom’s aid!
          The Passions. Line 95.
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    In yonder grave a Druid lies.
          Death of Thomson.
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    Too nicely Jonson knew the critic’s part;
Nature in him was almost lost in Art.
          To Sir Thomas Hammer on his Edition of Shakespeare.
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    Each lonely scene shall thee restore;
  For thee the tear be duly shed,
Belov’d till life can charm no more,
  And mourn’d till Pity’s self be dead.
          Dirge in Cymbeline.
 
James Merrick. (1720–1769)
 
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    Not what we wish, but what we want,
Oh, let thy grace supply! 2
          Hymn.
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    Oft has it been my lot to mark
A proud, conceited, talking spark.
          The Chameleon.
 
Note 1.
Sweetest melodies.
Are those that are by distance made more sweet.
William Wordsworth: Personal Talk, stanza 2. [back]
Note 2.
[greek] (Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right.—Menander: Fragment. [back]
 

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