C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts
  • And eloquence.
  • Milton.

  • Ancient of days! august Athena! where,
  • Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul?
  • Gone—glimmering though the dream of things that were;
  • First in the race that led to glory’s goal,
  • They won, and pass’d away—Is this the whole?
  • Byron.