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

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Miscellaneous. (continued)
    I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.
          Richard Rumbold, on the scaffold, 1685. History of England (Macaulay), Chap v.
    The last link is broken
  That bound me to thee,
And the words thou hast spoken
  Have render’d me free.
          Fanny Steers: Song.
    Old Simon the cellarer keeps a rare store
Of Malmsey and Malvoisie.
          G. W. Bellamy: Simon the Cellarer.
    Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins. 1
          Scrope Davies: Letter to Thomas Raikes, May 25, 1835.
    She ’s all my fancy painted her;
  She ’s lovely, she ’s divine.
          William Mee: Alice Gray.
    Stately and tall he moves in the hall,
  The chief of a thousand for grace.
          Kate Franklin: Life at Olympus, Lady’s Book, Vol. xxiii. p. 33.
Note 1.
Babylon in ruins is not so melancholy a spectacle (as a distracted person). Joseph Addison: Spectator, No. 421. [back]