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

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William Cowper. (1731–1800) (continued)
    ’T is Providence alone secures
In every change both mine and yours.
          A Fable. Moral.
    I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau
If birds confabulate or no.
          Pairing Time Anticipated.
    Misses! the tale that I relate
  This lesson seems to carry,—
Choose not alone a proper mate,
  But proper time to marry.
          Pairing Time Anticipated.
    That though on pleasure she was bent,
  She had a frugal mind.
          History of John Gilpin.
    A hat not much the worse for wear.
          History of John Gilpin.
    Now let us sing, Long live the king!
  And Gilpin, Long live he!
And when he next doth ride abroad,
  May I be there to see!
          History of John Gilpin.
    The path of sorrow, and that path alone,
Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown.
          To an Afflicted Protestant Lady.
    United yet divided, twain at once:
So sit two kings of Brentford on one throne. 1
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 77.
    Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 181.
    The earth was made so various, that the mind
Of desultory man, studious of change
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 506.
    Doing good,
Disinterested good, is not our trade.
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 673.
    God made the country, and man made the town. 2
          The Task. Book i. The Sofa. Line 749.
Note 1.
Buckingham: The Rehearsal (the two Kings of Brentford). [back]
Note 2.
See Bacon, Quotation 32. [back]