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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Cowper. (1731–1800) (continued)
 
4550
    God moves in a mysterious way
  His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea
  And rides upon the storm.
          Light shining out of Darkness.
4551
    Behind a frowning providence
  He hides a shining face.
          Light shining out of Darkness.
4552
    Beware of desperate steps! The darkest day,
Live till to-morrow, will have pass’d away.
          The Needless Alarm. Moral.
4553
    Oh that those lips had language! Life has pass’d
With me but roughly since I heard thee last.
          On the Receipt of my Mother’s Picture.
4554
    The son of parents pass’d into the skies.
          On the Receipt of my Mother’s Picture.
4555
    The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
And proves, by thumping on your back, 1
  His sense of your great merit, 2
Is such a friend that one had need
Be very much his friend indeed
  To pardon or to bear it.
          On Friendship.
4556
    A worm is in the bud of youth,
  And at the root of age.
          Stanzas subjoined to a Bill of Mortality.
4557
    Toll for the brave!—
  The brave that are no more!
All sunk beneath the wave,
  Fast by their native shore!
          On the Loss of the Royal George.
4558
    There is a bird who by his coat,
And by the hoarseness of his note,
  Might be supposed a crow.
          The Jackdaw. (Translation from Vincent Bourne).
 
Note 1.
See Young, Quotation 80. [back]
Note 2.
Var. How he esteems your merit. [back]
 

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