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

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James Ryder Randall. (1839–1908) (continued)
    Gentlest and bravest in the battle-brunt—
  The Champion of the Truth—
He bore his banner to the very front
  Of our immortal youth.
          John Pelham.
James Proctor Knott. (1839–1911)
      Duluth! The word fell upon my ear with a peculiar and indescribable charm, like the gentle murmur of a low fountain stealing forth in the midst of roses, or the soft sweet accent of an angel’s whisper in the bright, joyous dream of sleeping innocence. ’T was the name for which my soul had panted for years, as the hart panteth for the water-brooks.
          Speech on the St. Croix and Bayfield Railroad Bill, Jan. 27, 1871.
John Addington Symonds. (1840–1893)
    No seed shall perish which the soul hath sown.
          Sonnet. Versöhnung. A Belief.
    Gods fade; but God abides and in man’s heart
  Speaks with the clear unconquerable cry
  Of energies and hopes that can not die.
          Sonnet. On the Sacro Monte.
    She smiled, and the shadows departed;
  She shone, and the snows were rain;
And he who was frozen-hearted
  Bloomed up into love again.
Sir Edmund William Gosse. (1849–1928)
    The wizard silence of the hours of dew.
          The white Throat.
    Canst thou not wait for Love one flying hour
O heart of little faith?
          Sonnet. Dejection and Delay.