|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Ellen Sturgis Hooper. (18161841)|
| I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;|
I woke, and found that life was Duty. 1
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
| Life a Duty.|
William Maccall (c. 1830):
Straight is the line of Duty,
Curved is the line of Beauty,
Follow the straight line, thou hall see
The curved line ever follow thee. [back]