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

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James Russell Lowell. (1819–1891) (continued)
      There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
          Democracy and Addresses.
      Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
          Democracy and Addresses.
      The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in.
      If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book,—and that is a book honestly come by.
          Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Patents, Jan. 29, 1886.
Thomas William Parsons. (1819–1892)
    Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
  Sad thoughts and sunny weather:
Ah me, this glory and this grief
  Agree not well together!
          A Song for September.
    No dream his life was—but a fight!
  Could any Beatrice see
A lover in that anchorite?
          On a Bust of Dante.
    O Time! whose verdicts mock our own,
  The only righteous judge art thou!
          On a Bust of Dante.
Walt Whitman. (1819–1892)
    I will write the evangel-poem of comrades and of love.
          Starting from Paumanok. 6.
    I say the whole earth and all the stars in the sky are for religion’s sake.
          Starting from Paumanok. 7.