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

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Miscellaneous. (continued)
    Oh the heart is a free and a fetterless thing,—
A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing!
          Julia Pardoe (1816–1862): The Captive Greek Girl.
    Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die,
But leave us still our old nobility.
          Lord John Manners (1818– ——): England’s Trust. Part iii. Line 227.
    Why thus longing, thus forever sighing
  For the far-off, unattain’d, and dim,
While the beautiful all round thee lying
  Offers up its low, perpetual hymn?
          Harriet W. Sewall (1819–1889): Why thus longing?
    Don’t you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?
  Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown;
Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile,
  And trembl’d with fear at your frown!
          Thomas Dunn English (1819– ——): Ben Bolt.
    The Survival of the Fittest.
          Herbert Spencer (1820– ——): Principles of Biology, Vol. i. Chap. xii. (American edition, 1867.)
    Who fears to speak of Ninety-eight?
  Who blushes at the name?
When cowards mock the patriot’s fate,
  Who hangs his head for shame?
          John K. Ingram (1820– ——): The Dublin Nation, April 1, 1843, Vol. ii. p. 339.
    On Fame’s eternal camping-ground
  Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards with solemn round
  The bivouac of the dead.
          Theodore O’Hara (1820–1867): The Bivouac of the Dead. (August, 1847.)
    Hold the fort! I am coming!
          William T. Sherman (1820–1891),—signalled to General Corse in Allatoona from the top of Kenesaw, Oct. 5, 1864.
    For every wave with dimpled face
  That leap’d upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace
  And held it trembling there.
          Amelia B. Welby (1821–1852): Musings. Stanza 4.
    To look up and not down,
To look forward and not back,
To look out and not in, and
To lend a hand.
          Edward Everett Hale (1822– ——): Rule of the “Harry Wadsworth Club” (from “Ten Times One is Ten,” 1870).
    Listen! John A. Logan is the Head Centre, the Hub, the King Pin, the Main Spring, Mogul, and Mugwump of the final plot by which partisanship was installed in the Commission.
          Isaac H. Bromley (1833– ——): Editorial in the “New York Tribune,” Feb. 16, 1877.
    A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
          Horace Porter (1837– ——), a bon-mot in the Cleveland-Blaine campaign of 1884.