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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Joseph Edwards Carpenter. (1813– ?) (continued)
 
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    Yes! but there’s something greater
  That speaks to the heart alone:
’T is the voice of the great Creator
  Dwells in that mighty tone.
          What are the wild Waves saying? Refrain.
 
Michael J. Barry. (c. 1813– ?)
 
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    But whether on the scaffold high
  Or in the battle’s van,
The fittest place where man can die
  Is where he dies for man!
          The Dublin Nation, Sept. 28, 1844, Vol. ii. p. 809.
 
John Sullivan Dwight. (1813–1893)
 
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    Is not true leisure
  One with true toil?
          Rest. 1 Stanza 1.
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    Rest is not quitting
  The busy career,
Rest is the fitting
  Of self to one’s sphere.
          Rest. 2 Stanza 4.
7166
    ’T is the brook’s motion,
  Clear without strife,
Fleeing to ocean
  After its life.
          Rest. 3 Stanza 5.
7167
    ’T is loving and serving
  The Highest and Best!
’T is onwards! unswerving,
  And that is true rest.
          Rest. 4 Stanza 7.
 
Note 1.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 2.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 3.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
Note 4.
See Cowper, page 415: Absence of occupation is not rest.

This poem is often attributed to Goethe. [back]
 

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