|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Joseph Hall (15741656)|
|QUOTATION:||There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Contemplations. Book iv. The veil of Moses.|
Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear.
Thomas Gray: Elegy, stanza 14. [back]