John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Robert Browning. (18121889) 7108
Round and round, like a dance of snow In a dazzling drift, as its guardians, go Floating the women faded for ages, Sculptured in stone on the poets pages.
Women and Roses. 7109
How he lies in his rights of a man! Death has done all death can. And absorbed in the new life he leads, He recks not, he heeds Nor his wrong nor my vengeance; both strike On his senses alike, And are lost in the solemn and strange Surprise of the change.
Ah, did you once see Shelley plain, And did he stop and speak to you, And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems, and new!
Memorabilia. i. 7111
He who did well in war just earns the right To begin doing well in peace.
Luria. Act ii. 7112
And inasmuch as feeling, the Easts gift, Is quick and transient,comes, and lo! is gone, While Northern thought is slow and durable.
Luria. Act v. 7113
A people is but the attempt of many To rise to the completer life of one; And those who live as models for the mass Are singly of more value than they all.
Luria. Act v. 7114
I count life just a stuff To try the souls strength on.
In a Balcony. 7115
Was there nought better than to enjoy? No feat which, done, would make time break, And let us pent-up creatures through Into eternity, our due? No forcing earth teach heavens employ?
Dis aliter visum; or, Le Byron de nos Jours.