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

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Miscellaneous. (continued)
    In this awfully stupendous manner, at which Reason stands aghast, and Faith herself is half confounded, was the grace of God to man at length manifested.
          Richard Hurd (1720–1808): Sermons. Vol. ii. p. 287.
    There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.
          James Wolfe (1726–1759): Despatch to Pitt, Sept. 2, 1759.
    Kathleen mavourneen! the grey dawn is breaking,
The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill.
          Anne Crawford (1734–1801): Kathleen Mavourneen.
    Who can refute a sneer?
          William Paley (1743–1805): Moral Philosophy. Vol. ii. Book v. Chap. 9.
    Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?
          Rowland Hill (1744–1833).
    Ho! why dost thou shiver and shake, Gaffer Grey?
And why does thy nose look so blue?
          Thomas Holcroft (1745–1809): Gaffer Grey.
    Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.
          Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825),—when Ambassador to the French Republic, 1796.
    And ye sall walk in silk attire,
  And siller hae to spare,
Gin ye ’ll consent to be his bride,
  Nor think o’ Donald mair.
          Susanna Blamire (1747–1794): The Siller Croun.
    A glass is good, and a lass is good,
  And a pipe to smoke in cold weather;
The world is good, and the people are good,
  And we ’re all good fellows together.
          John O’Keefe (1747–1833): Sprigs of Laurel. Act ii. Sc. 1.
    The moon had climb’d the highest hill
  Which rises o’er the source of Dee,
And from the eastern summit shed
  Her silver light on tower and tree.
          John Lowe (1750– ——): Mary’s Dream.