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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rest
 
There is a rest for all things. On still nights
There is a folding of a million wings,
The swarming honey-bees in unknown woods,
The speckled butterflies and downy broods
  In dizzy poplar heights:
Rest for innumerable nameless things;
Rest for the creatures underneath the sea,
And in the earth, and in the starry air.
        T. B. Aldrich.—Invocation to Sleep.
  1
Of all our loving Father’s gifts
  I often wonder which is best,
And cry: Dear God, the one that lifts
  Our soul from weariness to rest,
  The rest of silence—that is best.
        Mary Clemmer.—Silence.
  2
Rest is not quitting the busy career;
Rest is the fitting of self to its sphere.
        John Sullivan Dwight.—True Rest.
  3
  The far Hesperides,
The islands of the blest,
Where no turbulent billows roar,
Where is rest.
        Stedman.—The Old Admiral, Stanza 6.
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