John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
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Like a pale martyr in his shirt of fire.
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In winter, when the dismal rain Comes down in slanting lines, And Wind, that grand old harper, smote His thunder-harp of pines.
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A poem round and perfect as a star.
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Some books are drenchèd sands On which a great souls wealth lies all in heaps, Like a wrecked argosy.
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The saddest thing that befalls a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman.
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We twain have met like the ships upon the sea, 1 Who hold an hours converse, so short, so sweet; One little hour! And then, away they speed On lonely paths, through mist and cloud and foam, To meet no more.
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We hear the wail of the remorseful winds In their strange penance. And this wretched orb Knows not the taste of rest; a maniac world, Homeless and sobbing through the deep she goes.
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The soul of man is like the rolling world, One half in day, the other dipt in night; The one has music and the flying cloud, The other, silence and the wakeful stars.
Note 1. Longfellow: The Theologians Tale: Elizabeth, page 644. Thomas Moore: The Meeting of the Ships, page 644, note. Edward Bulwer-Lytton: A Lament, page 631. [ back]