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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

3054 Nathaniel Lee 1653-1692 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Nathaniel Lee (1653–1692)
QUOTATION:’T is beauty calls, and glory shows the way. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Alexander the Great. Act iv. Sc. 2.
Note 1.
”Leads the way” in the stage editions, which contain various interpolations, among them—

See the conquering hero comes!
Sound the trumpet, beat the drums!—

which was first used by Handel in “Joshua,” and afterwards transferred to “Judas Maccabæus.” The text of both oratorios was written by Dr. Thomas Morell, a clergyman. [back]