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

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Herbert Spencer. (1820–1903) (continued)
      The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
          State Tamperings with Money Banks.
      If a single cell, under appropriate conditions, becomes a man in the space of a few years, there can surely be no difficulty in understanding how, under appropriate conditions, a cell may, in the course of untold millions of years, give origin to the human race. 1 
          Principles of Biology.
Donald Grant Mitchell. (1829–1908)
      Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose—easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.
          Reveries of a Bachelor.
Silas Weir Mitchell. (1829–1914)
    Up anchor! Up anchor!
  Set sail and away!
The ventures of dreamland
  Are thine for a day.
    Death ’s but one more to-morrow.
          Of one who seemed to have failed.
    When youth as lord of my unchallenged fate, 2 
And time seemed but the vassal of my will,
I entertained certain guests of state—
The great of older days.
          On a Boy’s first Reading of “King Henry V.”
Note 1.
Tennyson: Maud.
As nine months go to the shaping an infant ripe for his birth,
So many a million of ages have gone to the making of man. [back]
Note 2.
See Henley, page 829. [back]