John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) James Russell Lowell. (18191891)
For me Fate gave, whateer she else denied, A nature sloping to the southern side; I thank her for it, though when clouds arise Such natures double-darken gloomy skies.
To George William Curtis. 7360
In lifes small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained: knowst thou when Fate Thy measure takes, or when shell say to thee, I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?
In vain we call old notions fudge, And bend our conscience to our dealing; The Ten Commandments will not budge, And stealing will continue stealing.
Motto of the American Copyright League. (Written Nov. 20, 1885). 7362
God, give us Peace! not such as lulls to sleep, But sword on thigh and brow with purpose knit! And let our Ship of State to harbor sweep, Her ports all up, her battle lanterns lit, And her leashed thunders gathering for their leap.
The Washers of the Shroud. 7363
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Among my Books. First Series. Dryden. 7364
A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Among my Books. First Series. Shakespeare once more. 7365
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Among my Books. First Series. Shakespeare once more. 7366
Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.
Among my Books. First Series. New England two Centuries ago. 7367
Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.
Among my Books. First Series. New England two Centuries ago.