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

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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
    Heaven first taught letters for some wretch’s aid,
Some banish’d lover, or some captive maid.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 51.
    Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 57.
    And truths divine came mended from that tongue.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 66.
    Curse on all laws but those which love has made!
Love, free as air at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 74.
    And love the offender, yet detest the offence. 1
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 192.
    How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 207.
    One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight;
Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight. 2
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 273.
    See my lips tremble and my eyeballs roll,
Suck my last breath, and catch my flying soul.
          Eloisa to Abelard. Line 323.
    He best can paint them who shall feel them most. 3
          Eloisa to Abelard. Last line.
    Not chaos-like together crush’d and bruis’d,
But as the world, harmoniously confus’d,
Where order in variety we see,
And where, though all things differ, all agree.
          Windsor Forest. Line 13.
    A mighty hunter, and his prey was man.
          Windsor Forest. Line 61.
    From old Belerium to the northern main.
          Windsor Forest. Line 316.
    Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favours call;
She comes unlooked for if she comes at all.
          The Temple of Fame. Line 513.
    Unblemish’d let me live, or die unknown;
O grant an honest fame, or grant me none!
          The Temple of Fame. Last line.
Note 1.
See Dryden, Quotation 61. [back]
Note 2.
Priests, altars, victims, swam before my sight.—Edmund Smith: Phædra and Hippolytus, act i. sc. 1. [back]
Note 3.
See Addison, Quotation 22. [back]