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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Lord Lansdowne
        Fate holds the strings, and men like children, move
But as they’re led; success is from above.
        One destin’d period men in common have,
The great, the base, the coward, and the brave,
All food alike for worms, companions in the grave.
        The kiss you take is paid by that you give:
The joy is mutual, and I’m still in debt.
        Thy thoughts to nobler meditations give,
And study how to die, not how to live.
        ’Tis sweet to love; but when with scorn we meet,
Revenge supplies the loss with joys as great.
  To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment.  6
  To doubt is an injury; to suspect a friend is breach of friendship; jealousy is a seed sown but in vicious minds; prone to distrust, because apt to deceive.  7

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