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

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Frances Janes Van Alstyne Crosby. (1820– ?)
    “Give,” said the little stream,
  “Give, oh give, give, oh give,”
As it hurried down the hill.
“I am small, I know, but wherever I go
  The fields grow greener still.”
          ”Give,” said the little Stream.
George John Whyte-Melville. (1821–1878)
    When you sleep in your cloak there ’s no lodging to pay.
          Boots and Saddles.
    For everything created
  In the bounds of earth and sky
Has such longing to be mated,
  It must couple or must die.
          Like to Like.
    Ah, better to love in the lowliest cot
  Than pine in a palace alone.
Frederick Locker-Lampson. (1821–1895)
    And this was your Cradle? Why, surely, my Jenny,
  Such cozy dimensions go clearly to show
You were an exceedingly small pickaninny,
  Some nineteen or twenty short summers ago.
          The old Cradle.
    “Vanitas vanitatum” has rung in the ears
Of gentle and simple for thousands of years;
The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scare
Either simple or gentle from Vanity Fair.
          Vanity Fair.