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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Nixon Waterman 1859- ? John Bartlett

    No man can feel himself alone
  The while he bravely stands
  Between the best friends ever known
His two good, honest hands.
    Though life is made up of mere bubbles,
  ’T is better than many aver,
For while we’ve a whole lot of troubles,
  The most of them never occur. 1 
          Shreds and Patches.
    A rose to the living is more
Than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.
          A Rose to the Living.
Note 1.
See Disraeli, page 628, Lowell, page 741, and Foss, page 839. [back]