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

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James Whitcomb Riley. (1849–1916)
    The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
          The ripest Peach.
    O’er folded blooms
  On swirls of musk,
The beetle booms adown the glooms
  And bumps along the dusk.
          The Beetle.
    One naked star has waded through
  The purple shadows of the night,
And faltering as falls the dew
  It drips its misty light.
          The Beetle.
    An’ the Gobble-uns ’ll git you
  Ef you don’t watch out.
          Little Orphant Annie.
Francis William Bourdillon. (1852– ?)
    The Night has a thousand eyes,
  And the Day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
  With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
  And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
  When love is done.
Edwin Markham. (1852–1940)
    The crest and crowning of all good,
Life’s final star, is Brotherhood.
    Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back the burden of the world.
          The Man with the Hoe.