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

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James Aldrich. (1810–1856)
    Her suffering ended with the day,
  Yet lived she at its close,
And breathed the long, long night away
  In statue-like repose.
          A Death-Bed.
    But when the sun in all his state
  Illumed the eastern skies,
She passed through Glory’s morning-gate,
  And walked in Paradise. 1 
          A Death-Bed.
Theodore Parker. (1810–1860)
      Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.
          A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion.
      Truth stood on one side and Ease on the other; it has often been so.
          A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion.
      Man never falls so low that he can see nothing higher than himself.
          Essay. A Lesson for the Day.
      A democracy,—that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; 2 of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness’ sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.
          The American Idea: Speech at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.
      All men desire to be immortal.
          A Sermon on the Immortal Life. Sept. 20, 1846.
Note 1.
Thomas Hood: The Death Bed, page 591. Phœbe Cary: The Wife, page 171. [back]
Note 2.
See Daniel Webster, page 532. Also see Abraham Lincoln, page 661. [back]