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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Stars
 
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 day’s 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 earth’s 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 night’s 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.
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