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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (1807–1882) (continued)
 
6541
    Oh the long and dreary Winter!
Oh the cold and cruel Winter!
          The Song of Hiawatha. Part xx.
6542
    God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting. 1 
          The Courtship of Miles Standish. Part iv.
6543
    Into a world unknown,—the corner-stone of a nation. 2 
          The Courtship of Miles Standish. Part v.
6544
                    It is the fate of a woman
Long to be patient and silent, to wait like a ghost that is speechless,
Till some questioning voice dissolves the spell of its silence.
          The Courtship of Miles Standish. Part vi.
6545
    He is a little chimney and heated hot in a moment.
          The Courtship of Miles Standish. Part vi.
6546
        A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
          My lost Youth.
6547
    Where’er a noble deed is wrought,
Where’er is spoken a noble thought,
  Our hearts in glad surprise
  To higher levels rise.
          Santa Filomena.
6548
    His form was ponderous and his step was slow;
  There never was so wise a man before;
He seemed the incarnate “I told you so.”
          Santa Filomena.
6549
    Moons waxed and waned, the lilacs bloomed and died,
In the broad river ebbed and flowed the tide,
Ships went to sea, and ships came home from sea,
And the slow years sailed by and ceased to be.
          Lady Wentworth.
6550
    Build on, and make thy castles high and fair,
  Rising and reaching upward to the skies;
 
Note 1.
See Stoughton, page 266. [back]
Note 2.
Plymouth Rock. [back]
 

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