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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6235
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
QUOTATION:I like a church; I like a cowl;
I like a prophet of the soul;
And on my heart monastic aisles
Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles:
Yet not for all his faith can see
Would I that cowléd churchman be.
ATTRIBUTION:The Problem.
 

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