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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Samuel Rogers. (1763–1855) (continued)
    That very law which moulds a tear
And bids it trickle from its source,—
That law preserves the earth a sphere,
And guides the planets in their course.
          On a Tear.
    Go! you may call it madness, folly;
  You shall not chase my gloom away!
There ’s such a charm in melancholy
  I would not if I could be gay.
          To ———.
    To vanish in the chinks that Time has made. 1
    Ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it:
He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.
John Ferriar. (1764–1815)
    The princeps copy, clad in blue and gold.
          Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 6.
    Now cheaply bought for thrice their weight in gold.
          Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 65.
    Torn from their destined page (unworthy meed
Of knightly counsel and heroic deed).
          Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 121.
    How pure the joy, when first my hands unfold
The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold!
          Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 137.
Ann (Ward) Radcliffe. (1764–1823)
    Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns,
And as the portal opens to receive me,
A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts
Tells of a nameless deed. 2
Note 1.
See Waller, Quotation 14. [back]
Note 2.
These lines form the motto to Mrs. Radcliffe’s novel, “The Mysteries of Udolpho,” and are presumably of her own composition. [back]