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

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James Jeffrey Roche. (1847–1908) (continued)
    The love of man and woman is as fire
  To warm, to light, but surely to consume
  And self-consuming die…
But comrade-love is as a welding blast
  Of candid flame and ardent temperature:
  Glowing more fervent, it doth bind more fast;
And melting both but makes the union sure.
The dross alone is burnt—till at the last
The steel, if cold, is one and strong and pure.
          My Comrade.
    I ’d rather be handsome than homely;
  I ’d rather be youthful than old;
If I can’t have a bushel of silver
  I’ll do with a barrel of gold.
      All loved Art in a seemly way
With an earnest soul and a capital A.
          The V-a-s-e.
George Robert Sims. (1847– ?)
    Lor’, but women’s rum cattle to deal with, the first man found that to his cost,
And I reckon it’s just through a woman the last man on earth’ll be lost.
          Dagonet Ballads. Moll Jarvis o’ Morley.
Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery. (1847–1929)
      Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect on an audience can bear the colorless photography of a printed record.
          Life of Pitt.
      It is beginning to be hinted that we are a nation of amateurs.
          Rectorial Address. Glasgow. Nov. 16, 1900.