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

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Joseph Hopkinson. (1770–1842)
    Hail, Columbia! happy land!
Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band!
  Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,
  Who fought and bled in Freedom’s cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoyed the peace your valor won.
  Let independence be our boast,
  Ever mindful what it cost;
  Ever grateful for the prize,
  Let its altar reach the skies!
          Hail, Columbia!
William Wordsworth. (1770–1850)
    Oh, be wiser thou!
Instructed that true knowledge leads to love.
          Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree.
    And homeless near a thousand homes I stood,
And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food.
          Guilt and Sorrow. Stanza 41.
    Action is transitory,—a step, a blow;
The motion of a muscle, this way or that.
          The Borderers. Act iii.
    Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on,
Through words and things, a dim and perilous way. 1
          The Borderers. Act iv. Sc. 2.
Note 1.
The intellectual power, through words and things,
Went sounding on a dim and perilous way!
The Excursion, book iii. [back]