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

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Sarah Doudney. (1843– ?)
    The pure, the beautiful, the bright,
  That stirred our hearts in youth,
The impulse to a wordless prayer,
  The dreams of love and truth,
The longings after something lost,
  The spirit’s yearning cry,
The strivings after better hopes,—
  These things can never die.
          Things that never die.
Frederick William Henry Myers. (1843– ?)
    Look when the clouds are blowing
  And all the winds are free:
In fury of their going
  They fall upon the sea.
But though the blast is frantic,
  And though the tempest raves,
The deep immense Atlantic
  Is still beneath the waves. 1 
          Wind, Moon and Tides.
Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy. (1844–1881)
    We are the music-makers,
  We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
  And sitting by desolate streams;—
Note 1.
Shakespeare: Henry V, act iv. sc. i.
There is some soul of goodness in things evil
Would men observingly distil it out. [back]