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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Henry Seward. (1801–1872) (continued)
 
6179
      It [the antagonism between freedom and slavery] is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.
          Speech, Oct. 25, 1858.
 
John Henry Newman. (1801–1890)
 
6180
    Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
    Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home—
    Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene,—one step enough for me.
          The Pillar of the Cloud.
6181
    And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
          The Pillar of the Cloud.
6182
    Growth is the only evidence of life.
          Dr. Scott, cited by Cardinal Newman.
6183
    It is thy very energy of thought
Which keeps thee from thy God.
          Dream of Gerontius.
6184
    Where good and ill together blent,
Wage an undying strife.
          A Martyr Convert.
6185
    There is in stillness oft a magic power
To calm the breast when struggling passions lower,
Touched by its influence, in the soul arise
Diviner feelings, kindred with the skies.
          Solitude.
6186
    Time hath a taming hand.
          Persecution.
6187
      A great memory does not make a philosopher, any more than a dictionary can be called a grammar.
          Knowledge in Relation to Culture.
 

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