We loved, sir — used to meet:
How sad and bad and mad it was —
But then, how it was sweet!

"Confessions" (1864)
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Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!”

Dramatis Personae (1864)

When the fight begins within himself,
A man ‘s worth something.

Men and Women, "Bishop Blougram's Apology" (1855)

If you get simple beauty and naught else,
You get about the best thing God invents.

Men and Womenm "Fra Lippo Lippi" (1855)

Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!

Men and Women, "Fra Lippo Lippi" (1855)

The heavens and earth stay as they were; my heart
Beats as it beat: the truth remains the truth.

Colombe's Birthday (1844)