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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
W. J. Mickle. (1734–1788)
 
 
1
    The dews of summer nights did fall,
  The moon, sweet regent of the sky, 1
Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall
  And many an oak that grew thereby.
          Cumnor Hall.
2
    For there ’s nae luck about the house,
  There ’s nae luck at a’;
There ’s little pleasure in the house
  When our gudeman ’s awa’.
          The Mariner’s Wife. 2
3
    His very foot has music in ’t
  As he comes up the stairs.
          The Mariner’s Wife. 3
 
Note 1.
Jove, thou regent of the skies.—Alexander Pope. The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

Now Cynthia, named fair regent of the night.—John Gay: Trivia, book iii.

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.—Darwin: The Botanic Garden, part i. canto ii. line 90. [back]
Note 2.
”The Mariner’s Wife” is now given “by common consent,” says Sarah Tytler, to Jean Adam (1710–1765). [back]
Note 3.
”The Mariner’s Wife” is now given “by common consent,” says Sarah Tytler, to Jean Adam (1710–1765). [back]
 

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