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...sees in the blood-red "copper sun," only the indication of another march of weariness and thirst.
YOUTH BREATHES THE DEWY AIR,
and beholds only the roseate tints of the sunrise. Why should not its heart rejoice? Says Lord Lytton: "Let youth cherish the happiest of earthly boons while yet it is at its command; for there cometh a day to all 'when neither the voice of the lute nor the birds' shall bring back the sweet slumbers that fall on their young eyes as unbidden as the dews."Youth holds no society with grief." says old Euripides. Perhaps, rather, it makes those "formal calls" which have no feeling in them.
THE LITTLE GIRL'S KITTEN DIES,
and the little human heart is inconsolable for half an hour. In half a day, when asked to tell her greatest grief, she will relate an accident to her doll, forgetting the poor kitten yet waiting for burial! How could those lips and cheeks retain their delicate tints if the wet seasons of grief set in with tropical intensity? Lord Lytton, often, in his... Euripides
Excerpt from The Golden Censer The duties of to-day, the hopes of the future · This quote is about youth · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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