Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Pleas’d to look forward, pleas’d to look behind,
And count each birth-day with a grateful mind.
Pope.—2nd Epistle to Book II. of Horace, Line 314.

Is that a birth-day? ’tis alas! too clear,
’Tis but the funeral of the former year.
Pope.—To Mrs. M. B., on her birth-day.