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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5958
AUTHOR:Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795–1854)
QUOTATION:                So his life has flowed
From its mysterious urn a sacred stream,
In whose calm depth the beautiful and pure
Alone are mirrored; which, though shapes of ill
May hover round its surface, glides in light,
And takes no shadow from them.
ATTRIBUTION:Ion. Act i. Sc. 1.
 

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