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

Thomas Tikell 1686-1740 John Bartlett

    Just men, by whom impartial laws were given;
And saints who taught and led the way to heaven.
          On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 41.
    Nor e’er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed
A fairer spirit or more welcome shade.
          On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 45.
    There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die. 1
          On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 81.
    The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid.
          To a Lady with a Present of Flowers.
    I hear a voice you cannot hear,
  Which says I must not stay;
I see a hand you cannot see,
  Which beckons me away.
          Colin and Lucy.
Note 1.
He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.—Montaigne: Essay, book i. chap. ix.

I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die.—Sandys: Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.

Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.
Porteus: Death, line 316.

He taught them how to live and how to die.—Somerville: In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore. [back]