|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||James Russell Lowell (18191891)|
|QUOTATION:||But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet|
Lessen like sound of friends departing feet;
And Death is beautiful as feet of friend
Coming with welcome at our journeys end.
For me Fate gave, whateer she else denied,
A nature sloping to the southern side;
I thank her for it, though when clouds arise
Such natures double-darken gloomy skies.
|ATTRIBUTION:||To George William Curtis.|