Who Said That?

The graduates of McGill University who finished their degrees after World War II ended are the great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents of those who are graduating from university and college over 65 years later.  The quotes beside each graduates’ name speaks volumes of how they interpreted the world around them.  Since most of the quotes fail to acknowledge the author of the quote, I thought it would be fun to see how many of these quotes are recognized by those who follow or visit my blog.  Today’s quote is this:

Forget my frailties; thou art also frail:
Forgive my lapses; for thyself may’st fall.

Feel free to add the name of who you believe was — or may have been — the person who first spoke or first wrote those words, in the Comments Section below.

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2 Responses to “Who Said That?”

  1. Deej Says:

    Originally penned by Scottish Dr. James Beatty, born 1735, deceased 1803.

    • Elyse Bruce Says:

      Exactly, Deej. Here’s the entire verse, and thanks for posting your answer. 🙂

      Like thee I once have stemm’d the sea of life,
      Like thee have languish’d after empty joys,
      Like thee have labour’d in the stormy strife,
      Been grieved for trifles, and amused with toys.

      Forget my frailties; thou art also frail:
      Forgive my lapses; for thyself may’st fall:
      Nor read unmoved my artless tender tale —
      I was a friend, O man, to thee, to all.


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