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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Mary Howitt. (1804–1888)
 
 
1
    Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we;
Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.
          Old England is our Home.
2
    “Will you walk into my parlour?” said a spider to a fly;
“’T is the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.”
          The Spider and the Fly.
3
    The wild sea roars and lashes the granite cliffs below,
And round the misty islets the loud strong tempests blow.
          The Sea-Fowler.
4
    Yes, in the poor man’s garden grow
  Far more than herbs and flowers—
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
  And joy for weary hours.
          The poor Man’s Garden.
 

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