Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
Life is probation: mortal man was made To solve the solemn problemright or wrong. John Quincy Adams.Written in an Autograph Album, Jan. 1, 1828. 1
Life, as we call it, is nothing but the edge of the boundless ocean of existence where it comes on soundings. Holmes.The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. V. 2
I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke and found that life was Duty. Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly; And thou shalt find thy dream to be A truth and noonday light to thee. Ellen Sturgis Hooper.Life a Duty. 3
Life? Tis the story of love and troubles, Of troubles and love, that travel together The round world through. Joaquin Miller.Life. 4
Mens lives, like oceans, change In shifting tides, and ebb from either shore Till the strong planet draws them on once more. Stedman.The Blameless Prince, Stanza 59. 5 The life that I aspire to live No man proposeth me; Only the promise of my heart Wears its emblazonry. Henry D. Thoreau.The Dial, Oct. 1842. 6