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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Oliver Wendell Holmes. (1809–1894) (continued)
 
6938
    O hearts that break and give no sign
  Save whitening lip and fading tresses!
          The Voiceless.
6939
    Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!
          The chambered Nautilus.
6940
    One flag, one land, one heart, one hand,
  One Nation evermore!
          Voyage of the good Ship Union.
6941
    His home! the Western giant smiles,
  And twirls the spotty globe to find it;
This little speck, the British Isles?
  ’T is but a freckle,—never mind it.
          A good Time going.
6942
    But Memory blushes at the sneer,
  And Honor turns with frown defiant,
And Freedom, leaning on her spear,
  Laughs louder than the laughing giant.
          A good Time going.
6943
    You hear that boy laughing?—you think he’s all fun;
But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done;
The children laugh loud as they troop to his call,
And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.
          The Boys.
6944
    Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels
  When the tired player shuffles off the buskin;
A page of Hood may do a fellow good
  After a scolding from Carlyle or Ruskin.
          How not to settle it.
6945
    Lean, hungry, savage anti-everythings.
          A modest Request.
 

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