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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton. (1809–1885)
 
 
1
    But on and up, where Nature’s heart
  Beats strong amid the hills.
          Tragedy of the Lac de Gaube. Stanza 2.
2
    Great thoughts, great feelings came to them,
  Like instincts, unawares.
          The Men of Old.
3
    A man’s best things are nearest him,
  Lie close about his feet.
          The Men of Old.
4
    I wandered by the brookside,
  I wandered by the mill;
I could not hear the brook flow,
  The noisy wheel was still.
          The Brookside.
5
    The beating of my own heart
  Was all the sound I heard.
          The Brookside.
6
    The hills of manhood wear a noble face
  When seen from far;
The mist of light from which they take their grace
  Hides what they are.
          Carpe Diem.
7
    Oh glory, that we wrestle
  So valiantly with Time!
          The Eld.
8
    Heaven was not Heaven if Phaon was not there.
          A Dream of Sappho.
9
    A poet’s Mistress is a hallowed thing.
          Tempe.
10
    Mohammed’s truth lay in a holy Book,
  Christ’s in a sacred Life.
          Mohammedanism.
  
  
  
11
    They who have steeped their souls in prayer
Can every anguish calmly bear.
          The Sayings of Rabia. iv.
12
    Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?
      Over the sea.
Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?
      All that love me!
          A Child’s Song.
 

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