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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
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Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
    For courtesy wins woman all as well
As valor may.
          Idylls of the King: The last Tournament. Line 702.
    For manners are not idle, but the fruit
Of loyal nature and of noble mind.
          Idylls of the King: Guinevere. Line 333.
      No more subtle master under heaven
Than is the maiden passion for a maid,
Not only to keep down the base in man
But teach high thought and amiable words
And courtliness and the desire of fame
And love of truth and all that makes a man.
          Idylls of the King: Guinevere. Line 475.
      For why is all around us here
As if some lesser god had made the world,
But had not force to shape it as he would? 1 
          Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 13.
    The old order changeth, yielding place to new; 2 
And God fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
          Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 408.
                I am going a long way
With these thou seest—if indeed I go
(For all my mind is clouded with a doubt)—
To the island-valley of Avilion,
Where falls not hail or rain or any snow,
Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies
Deep-meadowed, happy, fair with orchard lawns
And bowery hollows crowned with summer sea,
Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.
          Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 424.
    “I’ll never love any but you,” the morning song of the lark;
“I’ll never love any but you,” the nightingale’s hymn in the dark.
          The first Quarrel.
Note 1.
FitzGerald: Omar Khayyám (1859) xcix.
Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
  Would we not shatter it to bits—and then
Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire! [back]
Note 2.
Also in Coming of Arthur, line 508. [back]


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