John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) James Russell Lowell. (18191891) 7350
Nature, they say, doth dote, And can not make a man Save on some worn-out plan, Repeating us by rote.
Ode at the Harvard Commemoration, July 21, 1865. 7351
What men call treasure and the Gods call dross.
Ode at the Harvard Commemoration, July 21, 1865. 7352
Here was a type of the true elder race, And one of Plutarchs men talked with us face to face.
Ode at the Harvard Commemoration, July 21, 1865. 7353
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever.
Villa Franca. 7354
Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.
The Cathedral. 7355
The one thing finished in this hasty world.
The Cathedral. 7356
These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred, Each softly lucent as a rounded moon; The diver Omar plucked them from their bed, FitzGerald strung them on an English thread.
In a Copy of Omar Khayyam. 7357
The wisest man could ask no more of Fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the Manyhonored by the Few; To count as naught in World or Church or State; But inwardly in secret to be great.
Sonnet. Jeffries Wyman. 7358
The clear, sweet singer with the crown of snow Not whiter than the thoughts that housed below.
To George William Curtis. 7359
But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journeys end.