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

John Brown 1715-1766 John Bartlett

    Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convinced
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction,—
That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour
Serves but to brighten all our future days.
          Barbarossa. Act v. Sc. 3.
    And coxcombs vanquish Berkeley by a grin.
          An Essay on Satire, occasioned by the Death of Mr. Pope. 1
Note 1.
Anderson: British Poets, vol. x. p. 879. See note in “Contemporary Review,” September, 1867, p. 4. [back]