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

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (1772–1834) (continued)
    Nought cared this body for wind or weather
When youth and I lived in ’t together.
          Youth and Age.
    Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like;
Friendship is a sheltering tree;
Oh the joys that came down shower-like,
Of friendship, love, and liberty,
Ere I was old!
          Youth and Age.
    I have heard of reasons manifold
  Why Love must needs be blind,
But this the best of all I hold,—
  His eyes are in his mind. 1
          To a Lady, Offended by a Sportive Observation.
    What outward form and feature are
  He guesseth but in part;
But what within is good and fair
  He seeth with the heart.
          To a Lady, Offended by a Sportive Observation.
    Be that blind bard who on the Chian strand,
By those deep sounds possessed with inward light,
Beheld the Iliad and the Odyssey
Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea. 2
          Fancy in Nubibus.
    I counted two-and-seventy stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks.
    The river Rhine, it is well known,
Doth wash your city of Cologne;
But tell me, nymphs! what power divine
Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
    Strongly it bears us along in swelling and limitless billows;
Nothing before and nothing behind but the sky and the ocean.
          The Homeric Hexameter. (Translated from Schiller.)
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 2.
And Iliad and Odyssey
Rose to the music of the sea.
Thalatta, p. 132. (From the German of Stolberg.) [back]