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

George Berkeley 1685-1753 John Bartlett

    Westward the course of empire takes its way; 1
  The four first acts already past,
A fifth shall close the drama with the day:
  Time’s noblest offspring is the last.
          On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America.
    Our youth we can have but to-day,
We may always find time to grow old.
          Can Love be controlled by Advice? 2
    [Tar water] is of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate. 3
          Siris. Par. 217.
Note 1.
See Daniel, Quotation 5.

Westward the star of empire takes its way.—Epigraph to Bancroft’s History of the United States. [back]
Note 2.
Aiken: Vocal Poetry (London, 1810). [back]
Note 3.
That cheer but not inebriate.
William Cowper: The Task, book iv. [back]