It must be so, Plato, thou reasonest well!--
Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,
This longing after immortality?
ADDISON: _Cato,_ Act v., Sc. 1.
Where music dwells
Lingering and wandering on as loth to die,
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
That they were born for immortality.
WORDSWORTH: _Ecclesiastical Sonnets,_ Pt. iii., xliii.