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

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Miscellaneous. (continued)
    Mater ait naté, dic naté, natam
Ut moneat naté, plangere filiolam.

The mother to her daughter spake:
  ”Daughter,” said she, “arise!
Thy daughter to her daughter take,
  Whose daughter’s daughter cries.”
          A Distich, according to Zwingler, on a Lady of the Dalburg Family who saw her descendants to the sixth generation.
    A woman’s work, grave sirs, is never done.
          Poem spoken by Mr. Eusden at a Cambridge Commencement. 1
    Count that day lost whose low descending sun
Views from thy hand no worthy action done. 2
          Author unknown. 3
    The gloomy companions of a disturbed imagination, the melancholy madness of poetry without the inspiration. 4
          Letters of Junius. Letter vii. To Sir W. Draper.
    I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter.
          Letters of Junius. Letter xii. To the Duke of Grafton.
    The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop. 5
          Letters of Junius. Letter xxxv.
    The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute. 6
          Letters of Junius. Letter xxxvii. City Address, and the King’s Answer.
Note 1.
It was printed for the second time, in London, 1714. [back]
Note 2.
In the Preface to Mr. Nichols’s work on Autographs, among other albums noticed by him as being in the British Museum is that of David Krieg, with James Bobart’s autograph (Dec. 8, 1697) and the verses,—
Virtus sui gloria.
“Think that day lost whose descending sun
Views from thy hand no noble action done.”
Bobart died about 1726. He was a son of the celebrated botanist of that name. The verses are given as an early instance of their use. [back]
Note 3.
This is found in Staniford’s “Art of Reading,” third edition, p. 27 (Boston, 1803). [back]
Note 4.
See Burke, Quotation 46. [back]
Note 5.
See Choate, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 6.
See Clarendon, Quotation 1. [back]