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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Hood. (1799–1845) (continued)
 
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    I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn:
It never came a minute too soon
Nor brought too long a day.
          I remember, I remember.
6066
    I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky;
It was a childish ignorance,
But now ’t is little joy
To know I ’m farther off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.
          I remember, I remember.
6067
    She stood breast-high amid the corn
Clasped by the golden light of morn,
Like the sweetheart of the sun,
Who many a glowing kiss had won.
          Ruth.
6068
    Thus she stood amid the stooks,
Praising God with sweetest looks.
          Ruth.
6069
      When he is forsaken,
  Withered and shaken,
What can an old man do but die?
          Spring it is cheery.
6070
    And there is even a happiness
That makes the heart afraid.
          Ode to Melancholy.
6071
    There’s not a string attuned to mirth
But has its chord in melancholy. 1 
          Ode to Melancholy.
6072
    But evil is wrought by want of thought,
As well as want of heart.
          The Lady’s Dream.
6073
    Oh would I were dead now,
Or up in my bed now,
To cover my head now,
  And have a good cry!
          A Table of Errata.
 
Note 1.
See Burton, page 185. [back]
 

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