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

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Robert William Buchanan. (1841–1901) (continued)
          A race that binds
Its body in chains and calls them Liberty,
And calls each fresh link Progress.
          Political Mystics. Titan and Avatar.
      Their hearts and sentiments were free, their appetites were hearty.
          City of the Saints.
    All that is beautiful shall abide,
  All that is base shall die.
          Balder the Beautiful.
Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller. (1839?–1913)
    I saw the lightning’s gleaming rod
Reach forth and write upon the sky
The awful autograph of God.
          The Ship in the Desert.
    The very clouds have wept and died
And only God is in the sky.
          The Ship in the Desert.
Sidney Lanier. (1842–1881)
            Virginal shy lights,
Wrought of the leaves to allure to the whisper of vows,
When lovers pace timidly down through the green colonnades
Of the dim sweet woods, of the dear dark woods,
      Of the heavenly woods and glades,
That run to the radiant marginal sand-beach within
  The wide sea-marshes of Glynn.
          The Marshes of Glynn.
    The sun is a-wait at the ponderous gate of the West.
          The Marshes of Glynn.
    Ye marshes, how candid and simple and nothing-withholding and free
Ye publish yourselves to the sky and offer yourselves to the sea!