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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Wordsworth. (1770–1850) (continued)
 
4960
    The sweetest thing that ever grew
Beside a human door.
          Lucy Gray. Stanza 2.
4961
        A youth to whom was given
So much of earth, so much of heaven.
          Ruth.
4962
    Until a man might travel twelve stout miles,
Or reap an acre of his neighbor’s corn.
          The Brothers.
4963
    Something between a hindrance and a help.
          Michael.
4964
    Drink, pretty creature, drink!
          The Pet Lamb.
4965
    Lady of the Mere,
Sole-sitting by the shores of old romance.
          A narrow Girdle of rough Stones and Crags.
4966
    And he is oft the wisest man
  Who is not wise at all.
          The Oak and the Broom.
4967
    “A jolly place,” said he, “in times of old!
But something ails it now: the spot is cursed.”
          Hart-leap Well. Part ii.
4968
    Hunt half a day for a forgotten dream.
          Hart-leap Well. Part ii.
4969
    Never to blend our pleasure or our pride
With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.
          Hart-leap Well. Part ii.
4970
    Plain living and high thinking are no more.
The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.
          O, Friend! I know not which way I must look.
4971
    Milton! thou should’st be living at this hour:
England hath need of thee!
     .     .     .     .     .     .
Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart:
So didst thou travel on life’s common way
In cheerful godliness.
          London, 1802.
4972
    We must be free or die who speak the tongue
That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold
Which Milton held.
          It is not to be thought of.
4973
    A noticeable man, with large gray eyes.
          Stanzas written in Thomson’s Castle of Indolence.
 

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