The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Note 1. I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things. Tennyson: In Memoriam, i. [back]
Note 2. Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz, April 19, 1587, and destroyed shipping to the amount of ten thousand tons lading. To use his own expressive phrase, he had singed the Spanish kings beard.Knight: Pictorial History of England, vol. iii. p. 215. [back]