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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8229
AUTHOR:Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
QUOTATION:When Earth’s last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and faith, we shall need it—lie down for an æon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set us to work anew!
ATTRIBUTION:L’ Envoi.
 

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