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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Sir Lewis Morris. (1833–1907)
 
 
1
    The wind that sighs before the dawn
  Chases the gloom of night,
The curtains of the East are drawn,
  And suddenly—’t is light.
          Le Vent de l’Esprit.
2
    The love of the Right, tho’ cast down, the hate of victorious Ill,
All are sparks from the central fire of a boundless beneficent will.
          A new Orphic Hymn.
3
    Sound, jocund strains; on pipe and viol sound,
        Young voices sing;
Wreathe every door with snow-white voices round,
        For lo! ’t is Spring!
Winter has passed with its sad funeral train,
And Love revives again.
          Life-Music.
4
    Toil is the law of life and its best fruit.
          The Ode of perfect Years.
5
    The victories of Right
Are born of strife.
There were no Day were there no Night,
Nor, without dying, Life.
          The Ode of Evil.
6
              The world still needs
Its champion as of old, and finds him still.
          The Epic of Hades. Herakles.
7
    Call no faith false which e’er hath brought
  Relief to any laden life,
Cessation to the pain of thought,
  Refreshment mid the dust of strife.
          Tolerance.
8
    Rest springs from strife and dissonant chords beget
Divinest harmonies.
          Love’s Suicide.
9
    The passionate love of Right, the burning hate of Wrong.
          The Diamond Jubilee.
 

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