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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Moore. (1779–1852) (continued)
 
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    Those evening bells! those evening bells!
How many a tale their music tells
Of youth and home, and that sweet time
When last I heard their soothing chime!
          Those evening Bells.
5447
    Oft in the stilly night,
  Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Fond memory brings the light
  Of other days around me;
    The smiles, the tears,
    Of boyhood’s years,
The words of love then spoken;
    The eyes that shone
    Now dimmed and gone,
The cheerful hearts now broken.
          Oft in the Stilly Night.
5448
        I feel like one
    Who treads alone
Some banquet-hall deserted,
    Whose lights are fled,
    Whose garlands dead,
And all but he departed.
          Oft in the Stilly Night.
5449
    As half in shade and half in sun
  This world along its path advances,
May that side the sun ’s upon
  Be all that e’er shall meet thy glances!
          Peace be around Thee.
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    If I speak to thee in friendship’s name,
  Thou think’st I speak too coldly;
If I mention love’s devoted flame,
  Thou say’st I speak too boldly.
          How shall I woo?
5451
    A friendship that like love is warm;
  A love like friendship, steady.
          How shall I woo?
5452
    The bird let loose in Eastern skies,
  Returning fondly home,
Ne’er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
  Where idle warblers roam;
 

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