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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7879
AUTHOR:Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
QUOTATION:The thorns he spares when the rose is taken;
  The rocks are left when he wastes the plain;
The wind that wanders, the weeds wind-shaken,
      These remain.
ATTRIBUTION:A forsaken Garden.
 

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