John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee to-night.
O little Town of Bethlehem. 7771
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Literature and Life.
Celia Thaxter. (18351894) 7772
The summer day was spoiled with fitful storm; At night the wind died and the soft rain dropped; With lulling murmur, and the air was warm, And all the tumult and the trouble stopped.
The Nestling Swallows. 7773
Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget That sunrise never failed us yet.
The Sunrise never failed us yet. 7774
Already the dandelions Are changed into vanishing ghosts.
Across the narrow beach we flit, One little sand-piper and I;
Charles Henry (John Paul) Webb. (18341905) 7776
Friends I have had both old and young, And ale we drank and songs we sung: Enough you know when this is said, That, one and all, they died in bed. In bed they died and Ill not go Where all my friends have perished so.
Dum vivimus vigilamus.