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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (1809–1892) (continued)
 
6854
    I know not if I know what true love is,
But if I know, then, if I love not him,
I know there is none other I can love.
          Idylls of the King: Lancelot and Elaine. Line 672.
6855
    The shackles of an old love straitened him,
His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
          Idylls of the King: Lancelot and Elaine. Line 870.
6856
    Sweet is true love tho’ given in vain, in vain;
And sweet is death who puts an end to pain.
          Idylls of the King: Lancelot and Elaine. Line 1000.
6857
    He makes no friend who never made a foe.
          Idylls of the King: Lancelot and Elaine. Line 1082.
6858
    Let love be free; free love is for the best
And after heaven, on our dull side of death,
What should be best, if not so pure a love
Clothed in so pure a loveliness?
          Idylls of the King: Lancelot and Elaine. Line 1370.
6859
                All the heavens
Opened and blazed with thunder such as seemed
Shoutings of all the sons of God.
          Idylls of the King: The holy Grail. Line 507.
6860
    O great and sane and simple race of brutes
That own no lust because they have no law
          Idylls of the King: Pelleas and Ettarre. Line 471.
6861
                Strength of heart
And might of limb, but mainly use and skill,
Are winners in this pastime.
          Idylls of the King: The last Tournament. Line 197.
6862
    I have had my day and my philosophies.
          Idylls of the King: The last Tournament. Line 319.
6863
    The greater man the greater courtesy.
          Idylls of the King: The last Tournament. Line 628.
6864
    The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.
          Idylls of the King: The last Tournament. Line 652.
 

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