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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Nathaniel Cotton. (1707–1788)
 
 
1
    If solid happiness we prize,
Within our breast this jewel lies,
  And they are fools who roam.
The world has nothing to bestow;
From our own selves our joys must flow,
  And that dear hut, our home.
          The Fireside. Stanza 3.
2
    To be resign’d when ills betide,
Patient when favours are deni’d,
  And pleas’d with favours given,—
Dear Chloe, this is wisdom’s part;
This is that incense of the heart 1
  Whose fragrance smells to heaven.
          The Fireside. Stanza 11.
3
    Thus hand in hand through life we ’ll go;
Its checker’d paths of joy and woe
  With cautious steps we ’ll tread.
          The Fireside. Stanza 31.
4
    Yet still we hug the dear deceit.
          Content. Vision iv.
5
    Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless thee.
          To-morrow.
 
Note 1.
The incense of the heart may rise.—Pierpont: Every Place a Temple. [back]
 

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