John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
A. E. Housman. (18591936) 8140
Now, of my three score years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy years a score, It only leaves me fifty more.
Loveliest of Trees. 8141
When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say: Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away.
A Shropshire Lad. 8142
To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high, we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.
To an Athlete dying young.
William Roscoe Thayer. (1859 ?) 8143
You shall not change, but a nobler race of men Shall walk beneath the stars and wander by the shore; I can not guess their glory, but I think the sky and sea Will bring to them more gladness than they brought to us of yore.
Man in Nature.
Nixon Waterman. (1859 ?) 8144
No man can feel himself alone The while he bravely stands Between the best friends ever known His two good, honest hands.