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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Arthur Hugh Clough. (1819–1861)
 
 
1
    How pleasant it is to have money!
          Spectator ab Extra.
2
    Say not the struggle naught availeth,
  The labor and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not nor faileth,
  And as things have been they remain.
          Say not the Struggle Naught availeth.
3
    For while the tired waves, vainly breaking,
  Seem here no painful inch to gain,
Far back, through creeks and inlets making,
  Comes silent flooding in, the main.
          Say not the Struggle Naught availeth.
4
    Grace is given of God but knowledge is bought in the market.
          Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich.
5
    There is a great Field-Marshal, my friend, who arrays our battalions;
Let us to Providence trust, and abide and work in our stations.
          Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich.
6
    A world where nothing is had for nothing.
          Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich.
7
    As ships becalmed at eve, that lay
  With canvas drooping, side by side,
Two towers of sail, at dawn of day
  Are scarce, long leagues apart, descried. 1 
          As ships becalmed.
 
Note 1.
Longfellow: Ships that Pass in the Night, page 644. [back]
 

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