Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
The eternal jewels of the short-lived night. Mary Mapes Dodge.The Stars. 1
They wait all day unseen by us, unfelt; Patient they bide behind the days full glare; And we who watched the dawn when they were there, Thought we had seen them in the daylight melt, While the slow sun upon the earth-line knelt. Mary Mapes Dodge.The Stars. 2
The radiant stars Still singing as they shine, Unheard through earths imprisoning bars, Have voices sweet. Holmes.After a Lecture on Moore. 3
The curtain of the dark Is pierced by many a rent: Out of the star-wells, spark on spark Trickles through nights torn tent. Lucy Larcom.The Curtain of the Dark. 4
The stars, the thoughts of God in the Heavens. Longfellow.Evangeline, Book III. Line 54. 5 The twilight hours like birds flew by, As lightly and as free; Ten thousand stars were in the sky, The thousand on the sea. For every wave, with dimpled face, That leaped upon the air, Had caught a star in its embrace And held it trembling there. Amelia B. Welby.Twilight at Sea. A Fragment. 6