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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Southey. (1774–1843) (continued)
 
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    From his brimstone bed, at break of day,
  A-walking the Devil is gone,
To look at his little snug farm of the World,
  And see how his stock went on.
          The Devil’s Walk. Stanza 1.
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    He passed a cottage with a double coach-house,—
  A cottage of gentility;
    And he owned with a grin,
    That his favourite sin
  Is pride that apes humility. 1
          The Devil’s Walk. Stanza 8.
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    Where Washington hath left
  His awful memory
  A light for after times!
          Ode written during the War with America, 1814.
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        How beautiful is night!
  A dewy freshness fills the silent air;
No mist obscures; nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain,
  Breaks the serene of heaven:
  In full-orbed glory, yonder moon divine
  Rolls through the dark blue depths;
    Beneath her steady ray
    The desert circle spreads
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
    How beautiful is night!
          Thalaba. Book i. Stanza 1.
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    “But what good came of it at last?”
Quoth little Peterkin.
“Why, that I cannot tell,” said he;
“But ’t was a famous victory.”
          The Battle of Blenheim.
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    Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue. 2
          Madoc in Wales. Part i. 5.
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    What will not woman, gentle woman dare,
When strong affection stirs her spirit up?
          Madoc in Wales. Part ii. 2.
 
Note 1.
See Coleridge, Quotation 38. [back]
Note 2.
”Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,”
As some one somewhere sings about the sky.
Lord Byron: Don Juan, canto iv. stanza 110. [back]
 

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