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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 666
 
 
Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
 
6708
    A still small voice spake unto me,
“Thou art so full of misery,
Were it not better not to be?”
          The Two Voices.
6709
    This truth within thy mind rehearse,
That in a boundless universe
Is boundless better, boundless worse.
          The Two Voices.
6710
    Tho’ thou wert scattered to the wind,
Yet is there plenty of the kind. 1 
          The Two Voices.
6711
    No life that breathes with human breath
Has ever truly longed for death.
          The Two Voices.
6712
    Like glimpses of forgotten dreams.
          The Two Voices.
6713
    Across the walnuts and the wine.
          The Miller’s Daughter.
6714
    Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,—
These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
          Œnone.
6715
      Because right is right, to follow right
Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.
          Œnone.
6716
    I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house,
  Wherein at ease for aye to dwell.
          The Palace of Art.
6717
    Her manners had not that repose
  Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere.
          Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 5.
 
Note 1.
FitzGerald: Omar Khayyám (1868).
And fear not lest Existence closing your
Account should lose or know the type no more:
  The Eternal Sáki from that Bowl has poured
Millions of Bubbles like us and will pour.

In the edition of 1889 the second line reads:
  Account and mine, should know the like no more. [back]
 

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