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

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Old Testament. (continued)
    Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. 1
          Psalm xxxix. 4.
    Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. 2
          Psalm xxxix. 5.
    He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not 3 who shall gather them.
          Psalm xxxix. 6.
    Blessed is he that considereth the poor.
          Psalm xli. 1.
    As the hart panteth after the water-brooks. 4
          Psalm xlii. 1.
    Deep calleth unto deep. 5
          Psalm xlii. 7.
    My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
          Psalm xlv. 1.
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 6
          Psalm xlvi. 1.
    Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, 7 … the city of the great King.
          Psalm xlviii. 2.
    Man being in honour abideth not; he is like the beasts that perish. 8
          Psalm xlix. 12, 20.
    The cattle upon a thousand hills.
          Psalm l. 10.
    Oh that I had wings like a dove!
          Psalm lv. 6.
    We took sweet counsel together.
          Psalm lv. 14.
    But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 9
          Psalm lv. 15.
Note 1.
Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days, that I may be certified how long I have to live.—Ibid. [back]
Note 2.
Every man living is altogether vanity.—Ibid. [back]
Note 3.
And cannot tell.—Ibid. [back]
Note 4.
As the hart desireth the water-brooks.—Ibid. [back]
Note 5.
One deep calleth another.—Ibid. [back]
Note 6.
God is our hope and strength.—Ibid. [back]
Note 7.
The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth.—Ibid. [back]
Note 8.
Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish.—Ibid. [back]
Note 9.
But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.—Ibid. [back]