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

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Edward Young. (1683–1765) (continued)
    The blood will follow where the knife is driven,
The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear.
          The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.
    And friend received with thumps upon the back. 1
          Universal Passion.
George Berkeley. (1685–1753)
    Westward the course of empire takes its way; 2
  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? 3
    [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. 4
          Siris. Par. 217.
Jane Brereton. (1685–1740)
    The picture placed the busts between
  Adds to the thought much strength;
Wisdom and Wit are little seen,
  But Folly ’s at full length.
          On Beau Nash’s Picture at full length between the Busts of Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope. 5
Note 1.
The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
And proves, by thumping on your back.
William Cowper: On Friendship. [back]
Note 2.
See Daniel, Quotation 5.

Westward the star of empire takes its way.—Epigraph to Bancroft’s History of the United States. [back]
Note 3.
Aiken: Vocal Poetry (London, 1810). [back]
Note 4.
That cheer but not inebriate.
William Cowper: The Task, book iv. [back]
Note 5.
Dyce: Specimens of British Poetesses. (This epigram is generally ascribed to Chesterfield. See Campbell, “English Poets,” note, p. 521.) [back]