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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Sullivan Dwight. (1813–1893)
 
 
1
    Is not true leisure
  One with true toil?
          Rest. 1 Stanza 1.
2
    Rest is not quitting
  The busy career,
Rest is the fitting
  Of self to one’s sphere.
          Rest. 2 Stanza 4.
3
    ’T is the brook’s motion,
  Clear without strife,
Fleeing to ocean
  After its life.
          Rest. 3 Stanza 5.
4
    ’T is loving and serving
  The Highest and Best!
’T is onwards! unswerving,
  And that is true rest.
          Rest. 4 Stanza 7.
5
    Work, and thou wilt bless the day
  Ere the toil be done;
They that work not, can not pray,
  Can not feel the sun.
God is living, working still,
  All things work and move;
Work, or lose the power to will,
  Lose the power to love.
          Working.
 
Note 1.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 2.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 3.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 4.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
 

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