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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Richard Henry Stoddard. (1825–1903)
 
 
1
    We have two lives about us,
  Two worlds in which we dwell,
Within us and without us,
  Alternate Heaven and Hell:—
Without, the somber Real,
Within, our hearts of hearts, the beautiful Ideal.
          The Castle in the Air.
2
    Silence is the speech of love,
The music of the spheres above.
          Speech of Love.
3
    Pale in her fading bowers the Summer stands,
Like a new Niobe with claspèd hands,
Silent above the flowers, her children lost,
Slain by the arrows of the early Frost.
          Ode.
4
    There are gains for all our losses,
  There are balms for all our pain.
          The Flight of Youth.
5
    Joy may be a miser,
  But Sorrow’s purse is free.
          Persian Song.
6
    Not what we would, but what we must
  Makes up the sum of living;
Heaven is both more and less than just
  In taking and in giving.
          The Country Life.
7
    A face at the window,
  A tap on the pane;
Who is it that wants me
  To-night in the rain?
          The Messenger at Night.
8
    It beckons, I follow.
  Good-by to the light,
I am going, O whither?
  Out into the night.
          The Messenger at Night.
 

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