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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Francis Bret Harte. (1836–1902)
 
 
1
    Which I wish to remark,—
  And my language is plain,—
That for ways that are dark
  And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar.
          Plain Language from truthful James.
2
    Ah Sin was his name.
          Plain Language from truthful James.
3
    With the smile that was childlike and bland.
          Plain Language from truthful James.
4
    We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor.
          Plain Language from truthful James.
5
    He smiled a kind of sickly smile and curled up on the floor
And the subsequent proceedings interested him no more.
          The Society upon the Stanislaus.
6
    With unpronounceable awful names.
          The Tale of a Pony.
7
    For there be women, fair as she,
Whose verbs and nouns do more agree.
          Mrs. Judge Jenkins.
 

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