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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
George William (“A. E.”) Russell. (1867–1935)
 
 
1
    Our hearts were drunk with a beauty
    Our eyes could never see.
          The unknown God.
2
    Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies
Between the pain of hell and paradise!
          Janus.
3
    Oh, I am so old, meseems
  I am next of kin to Time.
          The Grey Eros.
4
    She sat with hands as if to bless,
  And looked with grave ethereal eyes;
Ensouled by ancient Quietness,
  A gentle priestess of the Wise.
          Forgiveness.
5
    Twilight, a timid fawn, went glimmering by,
And Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.
          Refuge.
6
    We are in the calm and proud possession of eternal things.
          Babylon.
 

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