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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Montgomery. (1807–1855)
 
6456
    And thou, vast ocean! on whose awful face
Time’s iron feet can print no ruin-trace. 1 
          The Omnipresence of the Deity. Part i.
6457
    The soul aspiring pants its source to mount,
As streams meander level with their fount. 2 
          The Omnipresence of the Deity. Part i.
6458
    The solitary monk who shook the world
From pagan slumber, when the gospel trump
Thundered its challenge from his dauntless lips
In peals of truth.
          Luther. Man’s Need and God’s Supply.
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    Ye quenchless stars! so eloquently bright,
Untroubled sentries of the shadowy night.
          The starry Heavens.
 
Thomas Holley Chivers. (1807–1858)
 
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    Many mellow Cydonian suckets
  Sweet apples, anthosmial, divine,
From the ruby-rimmed beryline buckets
  Star-gemmed, lily-shaped, hyaline;
Like the sweet golden goblet found growing
  On the wild emerald cucumber-tree,
Rich, brilliant, like chrysophrase glowing
  Was my beautiful Rosalie Lee.
          Rosalie Lee.
 
Note 1.
See Byron, page 547. [back]
Note 2.
We take this to be, on the whole, the worst similitude in the world. In the first place, no stream meanders or can possibly meander level with the fount. In the next place, if streams did meander level with their founts, no two motions can be less like each other than that of meandering level and that of mounting upwards.—Macaulay: Review of Montgomery’s Poems (Eleventh Edition). Edinburgh Review, April, 1830.
  These lines were omitted in the subsequent edition of the poem. [back]
 

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