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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Rapture
 
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.—Don Juan, Canto III. Stanza 196.
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Sweet the young muse with love intense,
Which smiles o’er sleeping innocence.
        Smart.—Song to David, Verse 73.
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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.—Fair Eliza, Verse 3.
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