|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Richard Watson Gilder. (18441909)|
| Not from the whole wide world I chose thee,|
Sweetheart, light of the land and the sea!
The wide, wide world could not inclose thee,
For thou art the whole wide world to me.
| Through love to light! Oh wonderful the way|
That leads from darkness to the perfect day!
| I am a womantherefore I may not|
Call to him, cry to him,
Fly to him,
Bid him delay not.
| A Womans Thought.|
| O white and midnight sky, O starry bath,|
Wash me in thy pure, heavenly crystal flood:
Cleanse me, ye stars, from earthly soil and scath
Let not one taint remain in spirit or blood!
| The celestial Passion.|