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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1220
AUTHOR: Charles Kingsley (1819–75)
QUOTATION: So fleet the works of men, back to their earth again;
Ancient and holy things fade like a dream.
ATTRIBUTION: CHARLES KINGSLEY, “Old and New,” lines 3–4, Poems, p. 243 (1902).
SUBJECTS: Mortality