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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Philip James Bailey. (1816–1905) (continued)
 
7205
    Music tells no truths.
          Festus. Scene xi. A Village Feast. 1 
7206
    Poets are all who love, who feel great truths,
And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
          Festus. Scene xvi. The Hesperian Sphere.
 
Henry David Thoreau. (1817–1862)
 
7207
    My life is like a stroll upon the beach,
  As near the ocean’s edge as I can go.
          The Fisher’s Boy.
7208
    I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
          Solitude.
7209
    Whate’er we leave to God, God does
      And blesses us.
          Inspiration.
7210
    I hear beyond the range of sound,
  I see beyond the range of sight,
New earths and skies and seas around,
  And in my day the sun doth pale his light.
          Inspiration.
7211
    She with one breath attunes the spheres,
  And also my poor human heart.
          Inspiration.
7212
      Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
          Walden.
7213
      It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising; but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it. 2 
          Walden.
7214
      For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithfully.
          Walden.
 
Note 1.
Browning: Charles Avison, page 714. [back]
Note 2.
Rostand: Chantecler. Hymn to the Sun, page 998. [back]
 

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