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

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Ralph Waldo Emerson. (1803–1882) (continued)
      Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
          Progress of Culture. Phi Beta Kappa Address, July 18, 1867.
      I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion. 1 
          Lectures and Biographical Sketches. The Preacher.
Richard Henry Horne. (1802–1884)
    ’T is always morning somewhere in the world. 2 
          Orion. Book iii. Canto ii. (1843).
                    A sweet content
Passing all wisdom or its fairest flower.
          Orion. Book iii. Canto ii. (1843).
    The wisdom of mankind creeps slowly on,
Subject to every doubt that can retard
Or fling it back upon an earlier time.
          Orion. Book iii. Canto ii. (1843).
    Ye rigid Plowmen! Bear in mind
  Your labor is for future hours.
Advance! spare not! nor look behind!
  Plow deep and straight with all your powers!
          The Plow.
Thomas Kibble Hervey. (1804–1859)
    The tomb of him who would have made
  The world too glad and free.
          The Devil’s Progress.
    He stood beside a cottage lone
  And listened to a lute,
One summer’s eve, when the breeze was gone,
  And the nightingale was mute.
          The Devil’s Progress.
Note 1.
See Johnson, page 370. [back]
Note 2.
’T is always morning somewhere.—Longfellow: Wayside Inn. Birds of Killingworth, stanza 16. [back]