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DOMETT. —BROWNING. 557
ALFRED DOMETT. 1811-
It was the calm and silent night!
Seven hundred years and fifty-three Had Rome been growing up to might,
And now was queen of land and sea. No sound was heard of clashing wars,
Peace brooded o'er the hushed domain;
Held undisturbed their ancient reign
Centuries ago. Christmas Hymn.
ROBERT BROWNING. 1812-
Are there not, dear Michal, Two points in the adventure of the diver, One — when, a beggar, he prepares to plunge? One — when, a prince, he rises with his pearl? FestUS, I plunge. Paracelsus, ii.
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts!
Other heights in other lives, God willing.
One Word More.
ELIZABETH BROWNING. 1809-1861.
Death forerunneth Love to win
"Sweetest eyes were ever seen."' Catarina to Camoens.
1 From Camoens.
558 DICKENS. — BARKER.
CHARLES DICKENS. 1812-1870. A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body!
yichoiat Nickleby. Ch. xxxiv.
My life is one demd horrid grind. Ch. Uiv.
In a Pickwickian sense. Pickwick Papers. Ch.l
0, a dainty plant is the Ivy green,
That creepeth o'er ruins old!
In his cell so lone and cold.
A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Ch. vi.
He 's tough, ma'am, tough is J. B. Tough and devilish sly. Dombey and Son. Ch. vii.
When found, make a note of. Ch. xv.
The bearings of this observation lays in the application on it. Ch. xxiii.
Barkis is willin'. David Copperfield. Ch. v.
Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving How Not To Do It.
Little Darrit. Ch. x. In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.
Christmas Carol. State Two.
THEODORE L. BARKER.
When the sun's last rays are fading
Into twilight soft and dim. Thou wilt think o/mt again. BARRY. — DAVIS. — MACKAY. 559
MICHAEL J. BARRY.
But whether on the scaffold high
Or in the battle's van,
Is where he dies for man!
From The Dublin Nation, Sept. 28, 1844, Vol. ii. p. 809.
THOMAS O. DAVIS. 1814-1845.
Come in the evening, or come in the morning; Come when you 're looked for, or come without warning. The Welcome.
CHARLES MACKAY. 1814-
Cleon hath a million acres, ne'er a one have I;
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,
As round and round we run;
And justice shall be done. Eternal Justice. Stanza 4.
Some love to roam o'er the dark sea's foam,
Where the shrill winds whistle free. Some lore to roam.
There 's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming. The Good Time Coming.
Old Tubal Cain was a man of might
In the days when earth was young. Tubal Cain.
560 SARGENT. —FABER. —HOOPER.
EPES SARGENT. 1813-1881.
A life on the ocean wave!
A home on the rolling deep,
Where the scattered waters rave,
And the winds their revels keep! Life on the Ocean Wave.
A home on the rolling sea!
A life on the ocean wave! ibid.
F. W. FABER. 1814-1863.
For right is right, since God is God,
And right the day must win; To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin. The Right mutt win.
Labour itself is but a sorrowful song,
The Sorrotcful World.
ELLEN STURGIS HOOPER. 1816-1841.
I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee. Life a Duty. CARPENTER. — PARDOE.— BAILEY. 561
JOSEPH E. CARPENTER. 1813 —
What are the wild waves saying,
Sister, the whole day long, That ever amid our playing
I hear but their low, lone song?
What are the tcild watts laying I
MISS JULIA PARDOE. 1816-1862.
O, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing,
The Captive Greek Girl.
PHILIP JAMES BAILEY. 1816
We live in deeds, not years ; * in thoughts, not breaths;
Fettui. Scene, A Country Totcn.
Poets are all who love, who feel great truths,
Scene, Another and a Better World.
1 A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line, — by deeds, not years. — Sheridan, Pizarro, Act iv. Sc. 1.