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

Erasmus Darwin 1731-1802 John Bartlett

    Soon shall thy arm, unconquer’d steam! afar
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear
The flying chariot through the field of air.
          The Botanic Garden. Part i. Canto i. Line 289.
    No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears,
No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty’s ears,
Not the bright stars which Night’s blue arch adorn,
Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn,
Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows
Down Virtue’s manly cheek for others’ woes.
          The Botanic Garden. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 459.