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

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John Gay. (1685–1732) (continued)
    No author ever spar’d a brother.
          Fables. Part i. The Elephant and the Bookseller.
    Lest men suspect your tale untrue,
Keep probability in view.
          Fables. Part i. The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody.
    In ev’ry age and clime we see
Two of a trade can never agree. 1
          Fables. Part i. The Rat-catcher and Cats.
    Is there no hope? the sick man said;
The silent doctor shook his head.
          Fables. Part i. The Sick Man and the Angel.
    While there is life there ’s hope, he cried. 2
          Fables. Part i. The Sick Man and the Angel.
    Those who in quarrels interpose
Must often wipe a bloody nose.
          Fables. Part i. The Mastiffs.
    That raven on yon left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak!)
  Bodes me no good. 3
          Fables. Part i. The Farmer’s Wife and the Raven.
    And when a lady ’s in the case,
You know all other things give place.
          Fables. Part i. The Hare and many Friends.
    Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine. 4
          Fables. Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds.
Note 1.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.—Hesiod: Works and Days, 24.

Le potier au potier porte envie (The potter envies the potter).—Bohn: Handbook of Proverbs.

Arthur Murphy: The Apprentice, act iii. [back]
Note 2.
[greek] (For the living there is hope, but for the dead there is none.)—Theocritus: Idyl iv. 42.

Ægroto, dum anima est, spes est (While the sick man has life, there is hope).—Cicero: Epistolarum ad Atticum, ix. 10. [back]
Note 3.
It was n’t for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand.—Plautus: Aulularia, act iv. sc. 3. [back]
Note 4.
See Addison, Quotation 14. [back]