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

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Edmund Waller. (1606–1687) (continued)
    A narrow compass! and yet there
Dwelt all that ’s good, and all that ’s fair;
Give me but what this riband bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.
          On a Girdle.
    For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is, that they sing, and that they love.
          While I listen to thy Voice.
    Poets that lasting marble seek
Must come in Latin or in Greek.
          Of English Verse.
    Under the tropic is our language spoke,
And part of Flanders hath receiv’d our yoke.
          Upon the Death of the Lord Protector.
          Go, lovely rose!
Tell her that wastes her time and me
      That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.
          Go, Lovely Rose.
    How small a part of time they share
That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
          Go, Lovely Rose.
    Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse,
And every conqueror creates a muse.
          Panegyric on Cromwell.