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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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(Thomas) Gerald Massey. (1828–1907)
 
7612
    In this dim world of clouding cares,
  We rarely know, till wildered eyes
  See white wings lessening up the skies,
The angels with us unawares.
          Babe Cristabel.
7613
    There’s no dearth of kindness
  In this world of ours;
Only in our blindness
  We gather thorns for flowers.
          There’s no Dearth of Kindness.
7614
    The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn.
          The kingliest Kings.
7615
              The time shall come
When man to man shall be a friend and brother.
          Hope on, hope ever.
7616
    One sharp stern struggle and the slaves of centuries are free.
          The Patriot.
 
George Meredith. (1828–1909)
 
7617
    All wisdom’s armory this man could wield.
          The Sage enamored.
7618
    The actors are, it seems, the usual three:
Husband and wife and lover.
          The Sage enamored.
7619
    How many a thing which we cast to the ground,
When others pick it up, becomes a gem! 1 
          The Sage enamored.
7620
    First of earthly singers, the sun-loved rill.
          Phoebus with Admetus.
 
Note 1.
Once in a golden hour
  I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
  The people said, a weed. Tennyson: The Flower. [back]
 

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