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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7166
AUTHOR:John Sullivan Dwight (1813–1893)
QUOTATION:’T is the brook’s motion,
  Clear without strife,
Fleeing to ocean
  After its life.
ATTRIBUTION:Rest. 1 Stanza 5.
 
Note 1.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
 

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