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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Samuel Rogers. (1763–1855)
 
 
1
    Sweet Memory! wafted by thy gentle gale,
Oft up the stream of Time I turn my sail.
          The Pleasures of Memory. Part ii. i.
2
    She was good as she was fair,
None—none on earth above her!
As pure in thought as angels are:
To know her was to love her. 1
          Jacqueline. Stanza 1.
3
    The good are better made by ill,
As odours crushed are sweeter still. 2
          Jacqueline. Stanza 3.
4
    A guardian angel o’er his life presiding,
Doubling his pleasures, and his cares dividing.
          Human Life.
5
    Fireside happiness, to hours of ease
Blest with that charm, the certainty to please.
          Human Life.
6
    The soul of music slumbers in the shell
Till waked and kindled by the master’s spell;
And feeling hearts, touch them but rightly, pour
A thousand melodies unheard before!
          Human Life.
7
    Then never less alone than when alone. 3
          Human Life.
8
    Those that he loved so long and sees no more,
Loved and still loves,—not dead, but gone before,— 4
He gathers round him.
          Human Life.
9
    Mine be a cot beside the hill;
  A beehive’s hum shall soothe my ear;
A willowy brook that turns a mill,
  With many a fall, shall linger near.
          A Wish.
10
    That very law which moulds a tear
And bids it trickle from its source,—
That law preserves the earth a sphere,
And guides the planets in their course.
          On a Tear.
  
  
  
11
    Go! you may call it madness, folly;
  You shall not chase my gloom away!
There ’s such a charm in melancholy
  I would not if I could be gay.
          To ———.
12
    To vanish in the chinks that Time has made. 5
          Pæstum.
13
    Ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it:
He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.
          Epigram.
 
Note 1.
See Burns, Quotation 59.

None knew thee but to love thee.—Fitz-Greene Halleck: On the Death of Drake. [back]
Note 2.
See Bacon, Quotation 10. [back]
Note 3.
This is literally from Seneca, Epistola lxiii. 16. See Mathew Henry, Quotation 16. [back]
Note 4.
See Waller, Quotation 14. [back]
Note 5.
See Waller, Quotation 14. [back]
 

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