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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Henry van Dyke 1852-1933 John Bartlett

    Men have dulled their eyes with sin,
  And dimmed the light of heaven with doubt,
And built their temple-walls to shut thee in,
  And framed their iron creeds to shut thee out.
          God of the open Air.
    Often faltering feet
Come surest to the goal.
    The blessing of earth is toil.
          The Toiling of Felix.
    He that planteth a tree is the servant of God,
He provideth a kindness for many generations,
And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.
          The friendly Trees.