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

Beilby Porteus 1731-1808 John Bartlett

    In sober state,
Through the sequestered vale of rural life,
The venerable patriarch guileless held
The tenor of his way. 1
          Death. Line 108.
    One murder made a villain,
Millions a hero. Princes were privileged
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime. 2
          Death. Line 154.
    War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
          Death. Line 178.
    Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die. 3
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Note 1.
See Gray, Quotation 46. [back]
Note 2.
See Young, Quotation 69. [back]
Note 3.
See Tickell, Quotation 3. [back]