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

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George William Curtis. (1824–1892) (continued)
      Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer.
          The Call of Freedom.
Charles Godfrey Leland. (1824–1903)
    Hans Breitmann gife a barty—
  Where ish dat barty now?
          Hans Breitmann’s Party.
      They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train.
          The Masher.
      The brave deserve the lovely—every woman may be won.
          The Masher.
    If all the world must see the world
  As the world the world hath seen,
Then it were better for the world
  That the world had never been.
          The World and the World.
George Macdonald. (1824–1905)
    Alas! how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too deep or a kiss too long,
And then comes a mist and a weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.
    Where did you come from baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
          Baby. (Song in At the Back of the North Wind).
    Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the skies as I came through.
          Baby. (Song in At the Back of the North Wind).