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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Wordsworth. (1770–1850) (continued)
 
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    How does the meadow-flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free
Down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
          A Poet! He hath put his Heart to School.
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    Minds that have nothing to confer
  Find little to perceive.
          Yes, Thou art Fair.
 
Sir Walter Scott. (1771–1832)
 
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    Such is the custom of Branksome Hall.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto i. Stanza 7.
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    If thou would’st view fair Melrose aright,
Go visit it by the pale moonlight.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto ii. Stanza 1.
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    O fading honours of the dead!
O high ambition, lowly laid!
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto ii. Stanza 10.
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    I was not always a man of woe.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto ii. Stanza 12.
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    I cannot tell how the truth may be;
I say the tale as ’t was said to me.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto ii. Stanza 22.
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    In peace, Love tunes the shepherd’s reed;
In war, he mounts the warrior’s steed;
In halls, in gay attire is seen;
In hamlets, dances on the green.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto iii. Stanza 1.
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    Her blue eyes sought the west afar,
For lovers love the western star.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto iii. Stanza 24.
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    Along thy wild and willow’d shore.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto iv. Stanza 1.
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    Ne’er
Was flattery lost on poet’s ear;
A simple race! they waste their toil
For the vain tribute of a smile.
          Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto iv. Stanza 35.
 

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