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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Richard Garnett. (1835–1906)
 
 
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      The three eldest children of Necessity: God, the World and love.
          De Flagello myrteo.
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      Love is God’s essence; Power but his attribute: therefore is his love greater than his power.
          De Flagello myrteo. iv.
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      Thou canst not pray to God without praying to Love, but mayest pray to Love without praying to God.
          De Flagello myrteo. xiii.
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      When Silence speaks for Love she has much to say.
          De Flagello myrteo. lxxiii.
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    Sweet are the words of Love, sweeter his thoughts:
Sweetest of all what Love nor says nor thinks.
          De Flagello myrteo. clxv.
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      Were Love exempt from the militations of Necessity, he were greater than God and the World.
          De Flagello myrteo. ccxxv.
 

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