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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7771
AUTHOR:Phillips Brooks (1835–1893)
QUOTATION:  Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
ATTRIBUTION:Literature and Life.
 

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