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

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Alexander Pope. (1688–1744) (continued)
    I am his Highness’ dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
          On the Collar of a Dog.
    There, take (says Justice), take ye each a shell:
We thrive at Westminster on fools like you;
’T was a fat oyster,—live in peace,—adieu. 1
          Verbatim from Boileau.
    Father of all! in every age,
  In every clime adored,
By saint, by savage, and by sage,
  Jehovah, Jove, or Lord.
          The Universal Prayer. Stanza 1.
    Thou great First Cause, least understood.
          The Universal Prayer. Stanza 2.
    And binding Nature fast in fate,
  Left free the human will.
          The Universal Prayer. Stanza 3.
    And deal damnation round the land.
          The Universal Prayer. Stanza 7.
    Teach me to feel another’s woe,
  To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
  That mercy show to me. 2
          The Universal Prayer. Stanza 10.
    Happy the man whose wish and care
  A few paternal acres bound.
          Ode on Solitude.
    Thus let me live, unseen, unknown,
  Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
  Tell where I lie.
          Ode on Solitude.
    Vital spark of heavenly flame!
Quit, O quit this mortal frame!
          The Dying Christian to his Soul.
    Hark! they whisper; angels say,
Sister spirit, come away!
          The Dying Christian to his Soul.
Note 1.
”Tenez voilà,” dit-elle, “à chacun une écaille,
Des sottises d’autrui nous vivons au Palais;
Messieurs, l’huître étoit bonne. Adieu. Vivez en paix.”
Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux: Epître ii. (à M. l’Abbé des Roches) [back]
Note 2.
See Spenser, Quotation 22. [back]