|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Thomas Moore (17791852)|
|QUOTATION:||Oh, ever thus, from childhoods hour,|
I ve seen my fondest hopes decay;
I never loved a tree or flower
But t was the first to fade away.
I never nursd a dear gazelle,
To glad me with its soft black eye,
But when it came to know me well
And love me, it was sure to die.