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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile.  1
  But now our fates from unmomentous things / May rise like rivers out of little springs.  2
  Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, / But leave,—oh! leave the light of hope behind! / What though my winged hours of bliss have been, / Like angel-visits, few and far between?  3
  Coming events cast their shadows before.  4
  Few, few shall part where many meet; The snow shall be their winding-sheet, / And every turf beneath their feet / Shall be a soldier’s sepulchre.  5
  I watch the wheels of Nature’s mazy plan, / And learn the future by the past of man.  6
  Like angels’ visits, few and far between.    From Blair.  7
  Now our fates from unmomentous things / May rise like rivers out of little springs.  8
  One could take down a book from a shelf ten times more wise and witty than almost any man’s conversation.  9
  The meteor flag of England, / Shall yet terrific burn, / Till danger’s troubled night depart, / And the star of peace return.  10
  ’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, / And robes the mountain in its azure hue.  11
  To bear is to conquer our fate.  12
  To live in hearts we leave behind / Is not to die.  13
  What millions died that Cæsar might be great!  14
  Ye mariners of England, / That guard our native seas, / Whose flag has braved a thousand years / The battle and the breeze.  15

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