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

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Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon. (1633?–1685)
    Remember Milo’s end,
Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.
          Essay on Translated Verse. Line 87.
    And choose an author as you choose a friend.
          Essay on Translated Verse. Line 96.
    Immodest words admit of no defence,
For want of decency is want of sense.
          Essay on Translated Verse. Line 113.
    The multitude is always in the wrong.
          Essay on Translated Verse. Line 184.
    My God, my Father, and my Friend,
Do not forsake me at my end.
          Translation of Dies Iræ.
Thomas Ken. (1637–1711)
    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
          Morning and Evening Hymn.
Sir John Powell. (d. 1713)
    Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason. 1
          Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Lord Raymond, 911.
Sir Isaac Newton. (1642–1727)
    I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. 2
          Brewster’s Memoirs of Newton. Vol. ii. Chap. xxvii.
Note 1.
See Coke, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 2.
See Milton, Quotation 213. [back]