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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Sir Edwin Arnold. (1832–1904)
 
 
1
    He who died at Azan sends
This to comfort all his friends:—
Faithful friends! It lies I know
Pale and white and cold as snow;
And ye say, ‘Abdallah’s dead!’
Weeping at the feet and head.
I can see your falling tears,
I can hear your sighs and prayers;
Yet I smile and whisper this:
I am not the thing you kiss.
Cease your tears and let it lie;
It was mine—it is not I.
          After Death in Arabia.
2
    What good I see humbly I seek to do
And live obedient to the law, in trust
That what will come and must come will come well.
          The Light of Asia.
3
    We are the voices of the wandering wind,
Which moan for rest and rest can never find;
Lo! as the wind is, so is mortal life,
A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife.
          The Deva’s Song.
 

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