Familiar Quotations

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General Books, 2010 M03 4 - 206 pages
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Excerpt: ...waste our powers. Part i. xxxv. 'Tis hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of Faith, and round the Sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind. Part ii. xxxvi. Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still! Ecclesiastical Sonnets. Part iii. v. Walton's Book of Lives. The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing. Meek Walton's heavenly memory. 206 The Tables Turned. Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books, Or surely you'll grow double: Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble? One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. A Poet's Epitaph. St. 5. One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave. Personal Talk. St. 3. The gentle Lady married to the Moor, And heavenly Una with her milk-white Lamb. The Small Celandine. (From Poems referring to the Period of Old Age.) To be a Prodigal's Favorite

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