John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Henry Howarth Bashford. (1880 ?) 8236
As I came down the Highgate Hill, The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill, As I came down the Highgate Hill 1 I met the suns bravado, And saw below me, fold on fold, Grey to pearl and pearl to gold, This London like a land of old, The land of Eldorado.
George William (A. E.) Russell. (18671935) 8237
Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.
The unknown God. 8238
Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and paradise!
Oh, I am so old, meseems I am next of kin to Time.
The Grey Eros. 8240
She sat with hands as if to bless, And looked with grave ethereal eyes; Ensouled by ancient Quietness, A gentle priestess of the Wise.
Twilight, a timid fawn, went glimmering by, And Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.
We are in the calm and proud possession of eternal things.
Note 1. Alfred Noyes: Go down to Kew in Lilac-time. [ back]