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

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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
    Never elated when one man ’s oppress’d;
Never dejected while another ’s bless’d.
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 323.
    Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God. 1
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 331.
    Form’d by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe. 2
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 379.
    Say, shall my little bark attendant sail,
Pursue the triumph and partake the gale?
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 385.
    Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 390.
    That virtue only makes our bliss below, 3
And all our knowledge is ourselves to know.
          Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 397.
    To observations which ourselves we make,
We grow more partial for th’ observer’s sake.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 11.
    Like following life through creatures you dissect,
You lose it in the moment you detect.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 20.
    In vain sedate reflections we would make
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 39.
    Not always actions show the man; we find
Who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 109.
    Who combats bravely is not therefore brave,
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave:
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,—
His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 115.
    ’T is from high life high characters are drawn;
A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 135.
    ’T is education forms the common mind:
Just as the twig is bent the tree ’s inclined.
          Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 149.
Note 1.
See Bolingbroke, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 2.
See Dryden, Quotation 64. [back]
Note 3.
’T is virtue makes the bliss where’er we dwell.—William Collins: Oriental Eclogues, i. line 5. [back]