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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Thy thoughts to nobler meditations give,
And study how to die, not how to live.
        Geo. Granville (Lord Lansdowne)—Meditations on Death. St. 1.
Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour,
And, in the depths of heavenly peace reclined,
Loves to commune with thoughts of tender power,—
Thoughts that ascend, like angels beautiful,
A shining Jacob’s-ladder of the mind!
        Paul H. Hayne—Sonnet IX.
In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 164.
  Divinely bent to meditation;
And in no worldly suits would he be mov’d,
To draw him from his holy exercise.
        Richard III. Act III. Sc. 7. L. 61.

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