John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) William Wordsworth. (17701850) 4950
Men are we, and must grieve when even the shade Of that which once was great is passed away.
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic. 4951
Thou has left behind Powers that will work for thee,air, earth, and skies! There s not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee; thou hast great allies; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and mans unconquerable mind. 1
To Toussaint LOuverture. 4952
One that would peep and botanize Upon his mothers grave.
A Poets Epitaph. Stanza 5. 4953
He murmurs near the running brooks A music sweeter than their own.
A Poets Epitaph. Stanza 10. 4954
And you must love him, ere to you He will seem worthy of your love.
A Poets Epitaph. Stanza 11. 4955
The harvest of a quiet eye, That broods and sleeps on his own heart.
A Poets Epitaph. Stanza 13. 4956
Yet sometimes, when the secret cup Of still and serious thought went round, It seemed as if he drank it up, He felt with spirit so profound.
My eyes are dim with childish tears, My heart is idly stirred, For the same sound is in my ears Which in those days I heard.
The Fountain. 4958
A happy youth, and their old age Is beautiful and free.
The Fountain. 4959
And often, glad no more, We wear a face of joy because We have been glad of yore.