Home  »  Familiar Quotations  »  Philip Doddridge 1702-1751 John Bartlett

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

Philip Doddridge 1702-1751 John Bartlett

    Live while you live, the epicure would say,
And seize the pleasures of the present day;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views, let both united be:
I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
          Epigram on his Family Arms. 1
    Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,
  And press with vigour on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
  And an immortal crown.
          Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race.
Note 1.
Dum vivimus vivamus (Let us live while we live).—Orton: Life of Doddridge. [back]