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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Theodore Tilton. (1835–1907)
 
 
1
    I won a noble fame;
But with a sudden frown,
The people snatched my crown,
And, in the mire, trod down
  My lofty name.
          Sir Marmaduke’s Musings.
2
    But I account it worth
  All pangs of fair hopes crost—
  All loves and honors lost,—
  To gain the heavens, at cost
Of losing earth.
          Sir Marmaduke’s Musings.
3
    So, lest I be inclined
  To render ill for ill,—
  Henceforth in me instil,
  O God, a sweet good-will
To all mankind.
          Sir Marmaduke’s Musings.
4
    “What is wealth?” the king would say,
“Even this shall pass away.”
          All Things shall pass away.
5
    “Pleasure comes, but not to stay;
Even this shall pass away.”
          All Things shall pass away.
6
    “Pain is hard to bear,” he cried,
“But with patience, day by day,
Even this shall pass away.”
          All Things shall pass away.
7
              “What is fame?
Fame is but a slow decay—
Even this shall pass away.”
          All Things shall pass away.
 

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