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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Algernon Charles Swinburne. (1837–1909) (continued)
 
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    A baby’s feet, like sea-shells pink
  Might tempt, should heaven see meet,
An angel’s lips to kiss, we think,
  A baby’s feet.
          Etude réalistique.
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    Like rose-hued sea-flowers toward the heat,
  They stretch and spread and wink
Their ten soft buds that part and meet.
          Etude réalistique.
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    The sweetest flowers in all the world—
  A baby’s hands.
          Etude réalistique.
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            Though our works
Find righteous or unrighteous judgment, this
At least is ours, to make them righteous.
          Marini Faliero. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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    My loss may shine yet goodlier than your gain
When Time and God give judgment.
          Marini Faliero. Act. v. Sc. 2.
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    Is not Precedent indeed a King of men?
          A Word from the Psalmist.
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    Fear that makes faith may break faith.
          Bothwell. Act i. Sc. 3.
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          There grows
No herb of help to heal a coward heart.
          Bothwell. Act ii. Sc. 13.
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    The thorns he spares when the rose is taken;
  The rocks are left when he wastes the plain;
The wind that wanders, the weeds wind-shaken,
      These remain.
          A forsaken Garden.
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    Though one were fair as roses
His beauty clouds and closes.
          The Garden of Proserpine.
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    Gone deeper than all plummets sound.
          Félise.
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    Ah that such sweet things should be fleet,
Such fleet things sweet!
          Félise.
 

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