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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Samuel Rogers. (1763–1855)
 
4814
    Sweet Memory! wafted by thy gentle gale,
Oft up the stream of Time I turn my sail.
          The Pleasures of Memory. Part ii. i.
4815
    She was good as she was fair,
None—none on earth above her!
As pure in thought as angels are:
To know her was to love her. 1
          Jacqueline. Stanza 1.
4816
    The good are better made by ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still. 2
          Jacqueline. Stanza 3.
4817
    A guardian angel o’er his life presiding,
Doubling his pleasures, and his cares dividing.
          Human Life.
4818
    Fireside happiness, to hours of ease
Blest with that charm, the certainty to please.
          Human Life.
4819
    The soul of music slumbers in the shell
Till waked and kindled by the master’s spell;
And feeling hearts, touch them but rightly, pour
A thousand melodies unheard before!
          Human Life.
4820
    Then never less alone than when alone. 3
          Human Life.
4821
    Those that he loved so long and sees no more,
Loved and still loves,—not dead, but gone before,— 4
He gathers round him.
          Human Life.
4822
    Mine be a cot beside the hill;
  A beehive’s hum shall soothe my ear;
A willowy brook that turns a mill,
  With many a fall, shall linger near.
          A Wish.
 
Note 1.
See Burns, Quotation 59.

None knew thee but to love thee.—Fitz-Greene Halleck: On the Death of Drake. [back]
Note 2.
See Bacon, Quotation 10. [back]
Note 3.
This is literally from Seneca, Epistola lxiii. 16. See Mathew Henry, Quotation 16. [back]
Note 4.
See Waller, Quotation 14. [back]
 

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