|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834)|
|QUOTATION:||It sounds like stories from the laud of spirits|
If any man obtains that which he merits,
Or any merit that which he obtains.
. . . . . . . . .
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends!
Hath he not always treasures, always friends,
The good great man? Three treasures,love and light,
And calm thoughts, regular as infants breath;
And three firm friends, more sure than day and night,
Himself, his Maker, and the angel Death.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Complaint. Ed. 1852. The Good Great Man. Ed. 1893.|