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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
J. Montgomery
  Eyes / Of microscopic power, that could discern / The population of a dewdrop.  1
  Friend after friend departs; / Who hath not lost a friend? / There is no union here of hearts / That finds not here an end.  2
  Here in the body pent, / Absent from Him I roam, / Yet nightly pitch my moving tent / A day’s march nearer home.  3
  Life is the transmigration of a soul / Through various bodies, various states of being; / New manners, passions, new pursuits in each; / In nothing, save in consciousness, the same.  4
  Minds are of celestial birth; / Make we then a heaven of earth.  5
  Nor sink those stars in empty night; / They hide themselves in heaven’s own light.  6
  Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, / Uttered or unexpressed, / The motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast.  7
  The world can never give / The bliss for which we sigh; / ’Tis not the whole of life to live, / Nor all of death to die.  8
  ’Tis not the whole of life to live, / Nor all of death to die.  9

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