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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Matthew Arnold. (1822–1888) (continued)
 
7485
    This strange disease of modern life.
          The Scholar Gypsy.
7486
    Ennobling this dull pomp, the life of kings,
By contemplation of diviner things.
          Mycerinus.
7487
    Yet they, believe me, who await
No gifts from chance, have conquered Fate.
          Resignation.
7488
    Let the long contention cease!
Geese are swans and swans are geese!
          The last Word.
7489
    The same heart beats in every human breast.
          The buried Life.
7490
    To thee only God granted
  A heart ever new:
To all always open;
  To all always true.
          Switzerland. Parting.
7491
    Radiant with ardour divine!
Beacons of Hope ye appear!
Languor is not in your heart,
Weakness is not in your word,
Weariness not on your brow.
          Rugby Chapel.
7492
    Peace, peace is what I seek and public calm,
Endless extinction of unhappy hates.
          Merope.
7493
    With women the heart argues, not the mind.
          Merope.
7494
    We do not what we ought,
  What we ought not, we do,
And lean upon the thought
  That Chance will bring us through.
          Empedocles on Etna.
7495
          The will is free;
Strong is the soul, and wise and beautiful;
The seeds of godlike power are in us still;
Gods are we, bards, saints, heroes, if we will!
          Written in Emerson’s Essays.
 

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