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

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Sidney Lanier. (1842–1881) (continued)
Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea and the rains and the sun,
Ye spread and span like the catholic man who hath mightily won
God out of knowledge and good out of infinite pain
And sight out of blindness and purity out of a stain.
          The Marshes of Glynn.
    The incalculable Up-and-Down of Time.
David Law (Peleg Arkwright) Proudfit. (1842–1897)
    A man sat on a rock and sought
  Refreshment from his thumb;
A dinotherium wandered by
  And scared him some.
His name was Smith. The kind of rock
  He sat upon was shale.
One feature quite distinguished him—
  He had a tail.
          Prehistoric Smith.
    Nature abhors imperfect work
  And on it lays her ban;
And all creation must despise
  A tailless man.
          Prehistoric Smith.
Charles Follen Adams. (1842– ?)
    I haf von funny leedle poy
  Vot comes schust to mine knee;
Der queerest schap, der createst rogue,
  As ever you dit see.
He runs und schumps and schmashes dings
  In all barts off der house:
But vot off dot? He vas mine son,
  Mine leedle Yawcob Strauss.
          Leedle Yawcob Strauss.