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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5869
AUTHOR:Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
QUOTATION:The desire of the moth for the star,
  Of the night for the morrow,
The devotion to something afar
  From the sphere of our sorrow.
ATTRIBUTION:One Word is too often profaned.
WORKS:Percy Bysshe Shelley Collection.
 

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