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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Charles Mackay. (1814–1889)
 
 
1
    Cleon hath a million acres,—ne’er a one have I;
Cleon dwelleth in a palace,—in a cottage I.
          Cleon and I.
2
    But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,
  As round and round we run;
And the truth shall ever come uppermost,
  And justice shall be done.
          Eternal Justice. Stanza 4.
3
    Aid the dawning, tongue and pen;
Aid it, hopes of honest men!
          Clear the Way.
4
    Some love to roam o’er the dark sea’s foam,
Where the shrill winds whistle free.
          Some love to roam.
5
    There’s a good time coming, boys!
  A good time coming.
          The good Time coming.
6
    Cannon-balls may aid the truth
  But thought’s a weapon stronger;
We’ll win our battles by its aid,
  Wait a little longer.
          The good Time coming.
7
    The smallest effort is not lost,
Each wavelet on the ocean tost
Aids in the ebb-tide or the flow;
Each rain-drop makes some floweret blow;
Each struggle lessens human woe.
          The Old and the New.
8
    Old Tubal Cain was a man of might
In the days when earth was young.
          Tubal Cain.
9
    The king can drink the best of wine—
      So can I;
And has enough when he would dine—
      So have I;
And can not order rain or shine—
      Nor can I.
Then where’s the difference—let me see—
Betwixt my lord the king and me?
          Differences.
10
    If happy I and wretched he,
Perhaps the king would change with me.
          Differences.
 

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