Quotation by Henry Van Dyke

The legend of Felix is ended, the toiling of Felix is done;
The Master has paid him his wages, the goal of his journey is won;
He rests, but he never is idle; a thousand years pass like a day,
In the glad surprise of Paradise where work is sweeter than play.
Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933), U.S. poet. The Toiling of Felix (l. 1–4). . .

Best Loved Poems of the American People, The. Hazel Felleman, ed. (1936) Doubleday & Company.
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