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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6868
AUTHOR:Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (1809–1892)
QUOTATION:  For why is all around us here
As if some lesser god had made the world,
But had not force to shape it as he would? 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 13.
 
Note 1.
FitzGerald: Omar Khayyám (1859) xcix.
Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
  Would we not shatter it to bits—and then
Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire! [back]
 

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