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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 673
 
 
Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
 
Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.
          The Princess. Part iv. Line 21.
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                    Unto dying eyes
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square.
          The Princess. Part iv. Line 33.
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      Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned
On lips that are for others; deep as love,—
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret.
Oh death in life, the days that are no more!
          The Princess. Part iv. Line 36.
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            Sweet is every sound,
Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet;
Myriads of rivulets hurrying thro’ the lawn,
The moan of doves in immemorial elms,
And murmuring of innumerable bees.
          The Princess. Part vii. Line 203.
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                        Happy he
With such a mother! faith in womankind
Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high
Comes easy to him; and tho’ he trip and fall,
He shall not blind his soul with clay.
          The Princess. Part vii. Line 308.
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    Let knowledge grow from more to more.
          In Memoriam. Prologue. Line 25.
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    I held it truth, with him who sings 1 
  To one clear harp in divers tones,
  That men may rise on stepping-stones
Of their dead selves to higher things. 2 
          In Memoriam. i. Stanza 1.
 
Note 1.
The poet alluded to is Goethe. I know this from Lord Tennyson himself, although he could not identify the passage; and when I submitted to him a small book of mine on his marvellous poem, he wrote, “It is Goethe’s creed,” on this very passage.—Rev. Dr. Getty (Vicar of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire). [back]
Note 2.
See Longfellow, page 643. [back]
 

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