Theodore Tilton

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Theodore Tilton (2 October, 183529 May, 1907) was an American newspaper editor, poet and Abolitionist.

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  • 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, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • 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, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • 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, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "What is wealth?" the king would say,
    "Even this shall pass away".
    • All Things shall pass away, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "Pleasure comes, but not to stay;
    Even this shall pass away."
    • All Things shall pass away, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "Pain is hard to bear," he cried,
    "But with patience, day by day,
    Even this shall pass away."
    • All Things shall pass away, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "What is fame?
    Fame is but a slow decay—
    Even this shall pass away."
    • All Things shall pass away, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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