John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed. (18021839)
And oh! I shall find how, day by day, All thoughts and things look older; How the laugh of pleasure grows less gay, And the heart of friendship colder.
Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine. 2
She was our queen, our rose, our star; And then she dancedO Heaven, her dancing!
The Belle of the Ball. 3
Some lie beneath the churchyard stone, And some before the speaker.
School and Schoolfellows. 4
I remember, I remember 1 How my childhood fleeted by, The mirth of its December And the warmth of its July.
I remember, I remember. 5
His partners at the whist-club said That he was faultless in his dealings.
Dame Fortune is a fickle gipsy, And always blind, and often tipsy; Sometimes for years and years together, She ll bless you with the sunniest weather, Bestowing honour, pudding, pence, You cant imagine why or whence; Then in a momentPresto, pass! Your joys are withered like the grass;
The haunted Tree. 7
John Bull was beat at Waterloo! Theyll swear to that in France.
Of science and logic he chatters, As fine and as fast as he can; Though I am no judge of such matters, Im sure hes a talented man.
The talented Man.
Note 1. See Thomas Hood: under same title, page 592. [ back]