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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6534
AUTHOR:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
QUOTATION:Who ne’er his bread in sorrow ate,
  Who ne’er the mournful midnight hours
Weeping upon his bed has sate,
  He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Motto, Hyperion. Book i.
 
Note 1.
Wer nie sein Brod mit Thränen ass,
  Wer nicht die kummervollen Nächte
Aul seinem Bette weinend sass,
  Der kennt euch nicht, ihr himmlischen Mächte.
Goethe: Wilhelm Meister, book ii. chap. xiii. [back]
 

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