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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 650
 
 
John Greenleaf Whittier. (1807–1892) (continued)
 
And, step by step, since time began,
I see the steady gain of man;
          The Chapel of the Hermits.
6576
    We lack but open eye and ear
To find the Orient’s marvels here;
The still small voice in autumn’s hush,
Yon maple wood the burning bush. 1 
          The Chapel of the Hermits.
6577
    Better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart.
          Mary Garvin.
6578
    Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
          Mary Garvin.
6579
    The Night is Mother of the Day,
  The Winter of the Spring,
And ever upon old Decay
  The greenest mosses cling.
          A Dream of Summer.
6580
    Beauty seen is never lost.
          Sunset on the Bearcamp.
6581
    God blesses still the generous thought,
  And still the fitting word He speeds,
And Truth, at His requiring taught,
  He quickens into deeds.
          Channing.
6582
    Each crisis brings its word and deed.
          The lost Occasion.
6583
    The Beauty which old Greece or Rome
Sung, painted, wrought, lies close at home.
          To ———.
6584
    We seemed to see our flag unfurled,
  Our champion waiting in his place
For the last battle of the world,
  The Armageddon of the race.
          Rantoul.
6585
    Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
          To Charles Sumner.
6586
    Who never wins can rarely lose,
  Who never climbs as rarely falls.
          To James T. Fields.
 
Note 1.
Mrs. Browning: Aurora Leigh. Book vii. See page 659. [back]
 

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