Poor indeed must thou be, if around theeThou no ray of light and joy canst throw—
Why thus longing? reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Why thus longing, thus forever sighingFor the far-off, unattained, and dim,While the beautiful all round thee lyingOffers up its low, perpetual hymn?Harriet Winslow Sewall