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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
William Allingham. (1824–1889)
 
 
1
              Winds and waters keep
A hush more dead than any sleep.
          Ruined Chapel.
2
    Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
          Autumnal Sonnet.
3
    Autumn’s the mellow time.
          The Winter Pear.
4
    Oh, bring again my heart’s content,
  Thou Spirit of the Summer-time!
          Song.
5
    Scarcely a tear to shed;
  Hardly a word to say;
The end of a Summer’s day;
  Sweet Love is dead.
          An Evening.
6
    Tantarrara! the joyous Book of Spring
  Lies open, writ in blossoms.
          Daffodil.
7
    Mary kept the belt of love, and oh, but she was gay!
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
          Lovely Mary Donnelly.
8
    “O mother, mother, mak’ my bed
  To lay me down in sorrow.
My love has died for me to-day,
  I ’ll die for him to-morrow.”
          Barbara Allen’s Cruelty from “Ballad Book.”
 

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