Quote of the Week

“My love she is a kitten,
And my heart’s a ball of string.”

“My Love and My Heart.” Stanza 1.

Henry Sambrooke Leigh [1837-1883]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955.
Page 690.

Quote of the Week

“I have been here before,
But when or how I can not tell;
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.”

“Sudden Light” [1881]. Stanza 1.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882].

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955
Page 640.

To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.

Quote of the Week

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearth-stone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Page 539.

“If there ever could be a proper time for mere catch arguments, that time surely is not now. In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity.” Page 540.

Abraham Lincoln [1809-1865]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955.

Quote of the Week

Mother and me in 1977.

“They are all gone into the world of light,
And I alone sit lingering here;
Their very memory is fair and bright,
And my sad thoughts doth clear.”

“They Are All Gone” Stanza 1.

Henry Vaughan [1622-1695]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.
Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955. Page 272.

To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.