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

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William Augustus Muhlenberg. (1796–1877)
    I would not live alway: I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm rises dark o’er the way.
          I would not live alway.
    That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
The notes of the harpers ring sweet in mine ear.
And, see, soft unfolding those portals of gold,
The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!
          I would not live alway.
William Motherwell. (1797–1835)
    I ’ve wandered east, I ’ve wandered west,
  Through mony a weary way;
But never, never can forget
  The luve o’ life’s young day!
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 1.
    ’T was then we luvit ilk ither weel,
  ’T was then we twa did part:
Sweet time—sad time! twa bairns at scule—
  Twa bairns and but ae heart. 1 
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 3.
    And we, with Nature’s heart in tune,
  Concerted harmonies.
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 8.
    Mournfully, oh, mournfully,
  The midnight wind doth sigh,
Like some sweet plaintive melody
  Of ages long gone by.
          The Midnight Wind.
Note 1.
See Von Münch-Bellinghausen, page 992. [back]