|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron. (17881824) (continued)|
| The best of prophets of the future is the past.|
| Letter, Jan. 28, 1821.|
| What say you to such a supper with such a woman? 1|
| Note to a Letter on Bowless Strictures.|
|William Knox. (17891825)|
| Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud?|
Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
He passes from life to his rest in the grave. 2
| Mortality. 3|
|Alfred Bunn. (17901860)|
| I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls,|
With vassals and serfs at my side.
| The light of other days 4 is faded,|
And all their glories past.
| The heart bowed down by weight of woe|
To weakest hope will cling.
|Fitz-Greene Halleck. (17901867)|
| Strikefor your altars and your fires!|
Strikefor the green graves of your sires!
God, and your native land!
| Marco Bozzaris.|