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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 778
 
 
Charles Hamilton Aïdé (1830–1906) (continued)
 
7673
    Do you recall that night in June
  Upon the Danube River;
We listened to the ländler-tune,
  We watched the moonbeams quiver.
          The Danube River.
 
Charles Stuart Calverley. (1831–1884)
 
7674
    I have a liking old
For thee, though manifold
Stories, I know, are told
    Not to thy credit!
          Ode to Tobacco.
7675
    I sit alone at present, dreaming darkly of a Dun.
          In the Gloaming.
7676
    I can not sing the old songs now!
  It is not that I deem them low;
’T is that I can’t remember how
      They go.
          Changed.
7677
    O my own, my beautiful, my blue-eyed!
  To be young once more and bite my thumb
At the world and all its cares with you, I’d
  Give no inconsiderable sum.
          First Love.
7678
    The farmer’s daughter hath soft brown hair
  (Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
And I met with a ballad, I can’t say where,
  That wholly consisted of lines like these.
          Ballad.
7679
    ’T was ever thus from childhood’s hour!
  My fondest hopes would not decay:
I never loved a tree or flower
  Which was the first to fade away. 1 
          Disaster.
7680
    Forever; ’t is a single word!
  Our rude forefathers deemed it two:
Can you imagine so absurd
      A view?
          Forever.
 
Note 1.
See Thomas Moore. The Fire Worshippers. Page 526. [back]
 

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