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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7653
AUTHOR:Alexander Smith (1830–1867)
QUOTATION:We twain have met like the ships upon the sea, 1 
Who hold an hour’s converse, so short, so sweet;
One little hour! And then, away they speed
On lonely paths, through mist and cloud and foam,
To meet no more.
ATTRIBUTION:A Life Drama. Part iv.
 
Note 1.
Longfellow: The Theologian’s Tale: Elizabeth, page 644. Thomas Moore: The Meeting of the Ships, page 644, note. Edward Bulwer-Lytton: A Lament, page 631. [back]
 

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