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

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John Wolcot. (1738–1819) (continued)
    A fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried razors up and down.
          Farewell Odes. Ode iii.
Hester Lynch Thrale. (1741–1821)
    The tree of deepest root is found
Least willing still to quit the ground:
’T was therefore said by ancient sages,
  That love of life increased with years
So much, that in our latter stages,
When pain grows sharp and sickness rages,
  The greatest love of life appears.
          Three Warnings.
Charles Morris. (1739–1832)
    Solid men of Boston, banish long potations!
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations! 1
          Pitt and Dundas’s Return to London from Wimbledon. American Song. From Lyra Urbanica.
    O give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall!
          Town and Country.
A. M. Toplady. (1740–1778)
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.
          Salvation through Christ.
Note 1.
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations!
Solid men of Boston, banish strong potations!
Billy Pitt and the Farmer. From Debrett’s Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, vol. ii. p. 250. [back]