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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edmund Waller. (1606–1687) (continued)
 
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    In such green palaces the first kings reign’d,
Slept in their shades, and angels entertain’d;
With such old counsellors they did advise,
And by frequenting sacred groves grew wise.
          On St. James’s Park.
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    And keeps the palace of the soul. 1
          Of Tea.
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    Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
          Upon Roscommon’s Translation of Horace, De Arte Poetica.
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    Could we forbear dispute and practise love,
We should agree as angels do above.
          Divine Love. Canto iii.
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    The soul’s dark cottage, batter’d and decay’d,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. 2
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
As they draw near to their eternal home:
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
That stand upon the threshold of the new.
          On the Divine Poems.
 
Thomas Fuller. (1608–1661)
 
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    Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.
          Life of Monica.
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    He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it. 3
          Life of the Duke of Alva.
 
Note 1.
The dome of thought, the palace of the soul.—Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto ii. stanza 6. [back]
Note 2.
See Daniel, Quotation 1.

To vanish in the chinks that Time has made.—Samuel Rogers: Pæstum. [back]
Note 3.
A fiery soul, which, working out its way,
Fretted the pigmy-body to decay,
And o’er-inform’d the tenement of clay.
John Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel, part i. line 156. [back]
 

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