John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Will Carleton. (18451912)
Not a log in this buildin but its memories has got And not a nail in this old floor but touches a tender spot.
Out of the old House, Nancy. 2
Fare you well, old house! youre naught that can feel or see, But you seem like a human beina dear old friend to me; And we never will have a better home, if my opinion stands, Until we commence a-keepin house in the house not made with hands.
Out of the old House, Nancy. 3
Things at home are crossways, and Betsy and I are out.
Betsy and I are out. 4
I have talked with Betsy, and Betsy has talked with me, And so weve agreed together that we cant never agree.
Betsy and I are out. 5
Betsy, like all good women, had a temper of her own.
Betsy and I are out. 6
The more we arged the question the more we did nt agree.
Betsy and I are out. 7
I dont complain of Betsy or any of her acts, Exceptin when we ve quarreled and told each other facts.
Betsy and I are out. 8
Over the hill to the poor-house Im trudgin my weary way.
Over the Hill to the Poor-house. 9
To appreciate heaven well T is good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
Gone with a handsomer Man.