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


  • Sweet the young muse with love intense,
  • Which smiles o’er sleeping innocence.
  • Smart.

  • Not the poet in the moment
  • Fancy lightens on his e’e,
  • Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
  • That thy presence gies to me.
  • Burns.

  • An infant when it gazes on the light,
  • A child the moment when it drains the breast,
  • A devotee when soars the Host in sight,
  • An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
  • A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
  • A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
  • Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping
  • As they who watch o’er what they love while sleeping.
  • Byron.