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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (1807–1882) (continued)
 
6509
    The air is full of farewells to the dying,
  And mournings for the dead.
          Resignation.
6510
    But oftentimes celestial benedictions
  Assume this dark disguise.
          Resignation.
6511
    What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers
  May be heaven’s distant lamps.
          Resignation.
6512
    There is no death! What seems so is transition;
  This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
  Whose portal we call Death.
          Resignation.
6513
    Safe from temptation, safe from sin’s pollution,
  She lives whom we call dead.
          Resignation.
6514
    In the elder days of Art,
  Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
  For the gods see everywhere.
          The Builders.
6515
    This is the forest primeval.
          Evangeline. Part i.
6516
                        Alike were they free from
Fear that reigns with the tyrant, and envy the vice of republics.
          Evangeline. Part i. 1.
6517
    Neither locks had they to their doors nor bars to their windows;
But their dwellings were open as day and the hearts of the owners;
There the richest was poor and the poorest lived in abundance.
          Evangeline. Part i. 1.
6518
    When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
          Evangeline. Part i. 1.
6519
    Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
          Evangeline. Part i. 3.
 

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