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

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Eugene Field. (1850–1895) (continued)
    Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night
  Sailed off in a wooden shoe—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
  Into a sea of dew.
          Wynken, Blynken and Nod.
    The fire upon the hearth is low,
  And there is stillness everywhere,
  And, like winged spirits, here and there
The firelight shadows fluttering go.
          In the Firelight.
    The little toy-dog is covered with dust
  But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy-soldier is red with rust
  And his musket moulds in his hands;
Time was when the little toy-dog was new,
  And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
  Kissed them and put them there.
          Little Boy Blue.
Theophile Marzials. (1850– ?)
    And also there’s a little star
  So white a virgin’s it must be:—
Perhaps the lamp my love in heaven
  Hangs out to light the way for me.
    “Ahoy! and Oho, and it’s who’s for the ferry?”
  (The brier’s in bud and the sun going down:)
“And I’ll row ye so quick and I’ll row ye so steady,
  And ’t is but a penny to Twickenham Town.
          Twickenham Ferry.
Rose Hartwick Thorpe. (1850– ?)
    England’s sun was slowly setting o’er the hill-tops far away,
Filling all the land with beauty at the close of one sad day;