|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| My life is like the summer rose|
That opens to the morning sky,
But ere the shades of evening close
Is scattered on the groundto die.
| Richard Henry Wilde (17891847): My Life is like the Summer Rose.|
| Grand, gloomy, and peculiar, he sat upon the throne a sceptred hermit, wrapped in the solitude of his own originality.|
| Charles Phillips (17891859): The Character of Napoleon.|
| Rise up, rise up, Xarifa! lay your golden cushion down;|
Rise up! come to the window, and gaze with all the town.
| John G. Lockhart (17941854): The Bridal of Andalla.|
| By the margin of fair Zurichs waters|
Dwelt a youth, whose fond heart, night and day,
For the fairest of fair Zurichs daughters
In a dream of love melted away.
| Charles Dance (17941863): Fair Zurichs Waters.|
| I saw two clouds at morning|
Tinged by the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on
And mingled into one.
| John G. C. Brainard (17951828): I saw Two Clouds at Morning.|
| On thy fair bosom, silver lake,|
The wild swan spreads his snowy sail,
And round his breast the ripples break
As down he bears before the gale.
| James G. Percival (17951856): To Seneca Lake.|
| What fairy-like music steals over the sea,|
Entrancing our senses with charmed melody?
| Mrs. C. B. Wilson ( 1846): What Fairy-like Music.|
| Her very frowns are fairer far|
Than smiles of other maidens are.
| Hartley Coleridge (17961849): She is not Fair.|
| I would not live alway: I ask not to stay|
Where storm after storm rises dark oer the way.
| William A. Muhlenberg (17961877): I would not live alway.|
| Oh, leave the gay and festive scenes,|
The halls of dazzling light.
| H. S. Vandyk (17981828); The Light Guitar.|
| If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.|
| John A. Dix (17981879): An Official Despatch, Jan. 29, 1861.|