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

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Robert Browning. (1812–1889) (continued)
    Never the time and the place
And the loved one all together!
          Never the Time and the Place.
    But little do or can the best of us:
  That little is achieved through Liberty.
          Why I am a Liberal.
    There is no truer truth obtainable 1 
By Man than comes of music.
          Charles Avison.
Thomas Osborne Davis. (1813–1845)
    Come in the evening, or come in the morning;
Come when you’re looked for, or come without warning.
          The Welcome.
    The starlight of heaven above us shall quiver
As our souls flow in one down eternity’s river.
          The Welcome.
Epes Sargent. (1813–1881)
    A life on the ocean wave!
  A home on the rolling deep,
Where the scattered waters rave,
  And the winds their revels keep!
Like an eagle caged I pine
  On this dull unchanging shore:
Oh give me the flashing brine,
  The spray and the tempest’s roar!
          A Life on the Ocean Wave.
    The cold blast at the casement beats;
  The window-panes are white;
The snow whirls through the empty streets;
  It is a dreary night!
          The Heart’s Summer.
Note 1.
See Bailey, page 722: Music tells no truths. [back]