|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|James Jeffrey Roche. (18471908)|
| A brave endeavor|
To do thy duty, whateer its worth,
Is better than life with love forever
And love is the sweetest thing on earth.
| Sir Hugos Choice.|
| The love of man and woman is as fire|
To warm, to light, but surely to consume
And self-consuming die
But comrade-love is as a welding blast
Of candid flame and ardent temperature:
Glowing more fervent, it doth bind more fast;
And melting both but makes the union sure.
The dross alone is burnttill at the last
The steel, if cold, is one and strong and pure.
| My Comrade.|
| I d rather be handsome than homely;|
I d rather be youthful than old;
If I cant have a bushel of silver
Ill do with a barrel of gold.
| All loved Art in a seemly way|
With an earnest soul and a capital A.
| The V-a-s-e.|