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

Sir Edwin Arnold 1832-1904 John Bartlett

    He who died at Azan sends
This to comfort all his friends:—
Faithful friends! It lies I know
Pale and white and cold as snow;
And ye say, ‘Abdallah’s dead!’
Weeping at the feet and head.
I can see your falling tears,
I can hear your sighs and prayers;
Yet I smile and whisper this:
I am not the thing you kiss.
Cease your tears and let it lie;
It was mine—it is not I.
          After Death in Arabia.
    What good I see humbly I seek to do
And live obedient to the law, in trust
That what will come and must come will come well.
          The Light of Asia.
    We are the voices of the wandering wind,
Which moan for rest and rest can never find;
Lo! as the wind is, so is mortal life,
A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife.
          The Deva’s Song.