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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Ellen Sturgis Hooper. (1816–1841)
 
 
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    I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty. 1 
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
          Life a Duty.
 
Note 1.
William Maccall (c. 1830):
Straight is the line of Duty,
Curved is the line of Beauty,
Follow the straight line, thou hall see
The curved line ever follow thee. [back]
 

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