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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Rapture
 
        Sweet the young muse with love intense,
Which smiles o’er sleeping innocence.
Smart.    
  1
        Not the poet in the moment
  Fancy lightens on his e’e,
Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
  That thy presence gies to me.
Burns.    
  2
        An infant when it gazes on the light,
  A child the moment when it drains the breast,
A devotee when soars the Host in sight,
  An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
  A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping
As they who watch o’er what they love while sleeping.
Byron.    
  3
 
 
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