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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
John Keats
 
        [An English poet; born in London, 1795 or 1796; published his first poems, 1817, “Endymion” being severely criticised by “The Quarterly Review;” died at Rome, 1821.]
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Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
          The epitaph dictated by himself for his monument in the Protestant cemetery in Rome.
        “Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues
We write in water.”
Henry VIII., IV. 2.    
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