John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

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Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
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I saw two clouds at morning,
Tinged with the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on,
And mingled into one.
I thought that morning cloud was blest,
It moved so sweetly to the West.

John Gardiner Calkins Brainard (1795–1828) was a short-lived American lawyer, editor and poet.

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  • Death has shaken out the sands of thy glass.
    • Lament for Long Tom, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • At the piping of all hands,
    When the judgment-signal's spread—
    When the islands and the lands
    And the seas give up their dead,
    And the South and North shall come;
    When the sinner is dismayed,
    And the just man is afraid,
    Then Heaven be thy aid,
    Poor Tom.
    • Lament for Long Tom, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Far beneath the tainted foam
    That frets above our peaceful home,
    We dream in joy and wake in love
    Nor know the rage that yells above.
    • The Deep, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). See also Harriet Beecher Stowe, When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean.
  • I saw two clouds at morning,
    Tinged with the rising sun,
    And in the dawn they floated on,
    And mingled into one.
    I thought that morning cloud was blest,
    It moved so sweetly to the West.
    • Epithalamium, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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