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

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Benjamin Constant. (1767–1830)
    I am not the rose, but I have lived near the rose. 1
Andoche Junot. (1771–1813)
    I know nothing about it; I am my own ancestor. 2
          (When asked as to his ancestry.)
Ludwig Uhland. (1787–1862)
    Take, O boatman, thrice thy fee,—
Take, I give it willingly;
For, invisible to thee,
Spirits twain have crossed with me.
          The Passage. Edinburgh Review, October, 1832.
Von Münch Bellinghausen. (1806–1871)
    Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one. 3
          Ingomar the Barbarian. Act ii. 4
Note 1.
This saying, “Je ne suis pas la rose, mais j’ai vécu avec elle,” is assigned to Constant by A. Hayward in his Introduction to the “Autobiography and Letters” of Mrs. Piozzi. [back]
Note 2.
See Plutarch, Quotation 100.

Curtius Rufus seems to me to be descended from himself. (A saying of Tiberius).—Tacitus: Annals, book xi. c. xxi. 16. [back]
Note 3.
See Pope, Quotation 306.

Zwei Seelen und ein Gedanke,
Zwei Herzen und ein Schlag. [back]
Note 4.
Translated by Maria Lovell. [back]