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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Robert Pollok. (1799–1827)
 
 
1
    Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.
          The Course of Time. Book i. Line 464.
2
    Most wondrous book! bright candle of the Lord!
Star of Eternity! The only star
By which the bark of man could navigate
The sea of life and gain the coast of bliss
Securely.
          The Course of Time. Book ii. Line 270.
3
    He touched his harp, and nations heard, entranced,
As some vast river of unfailing source,
Rapid, exhaustless, deep, his numbers flowed
And opened new fountains in the human heart.
          The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 684.
4
    He laid his hand upon “the Ocean’s mane,” 1 
And played familiar with his hoary locks.
          The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 689.
5
    ’T was Slander filled her mouth with lying words,
Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.
          The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 725.
6
                  He was a man
Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven
To serve the Devil in.
          The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 616.
7
              With one hand he put
A penny in the urn of poverty,
And with the other took a shilling out.
          The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 632.
 
Note 1.
See Byron, page 548. [back]
 

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