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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Birth-day
 
Pleas’d to look forward, pleas’d to look behind,
And count each birth-day with a grateful mind.
        Pope.—2nd Epistle to Book II. of Horace, Line 314.
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Is that a birth-day? ’tis alas! too clear,
’Tis but the funeral of the former year.
        Pope.—To Mrs. M. B., on her birth-day.
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