Paul Moon James (1780–1854) was a successful English banker, as well as a poet, and lawyer, who also served for a time as magistrate of Worcestershire and later as High Bailiff of Birmingham, England.
The Beacon, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
And o'er them the lighthouse looked lovely as hope,—That star of life's tremulous ocean.
lighthouse, looked, lovely, star, tremulous, ocean
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