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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Michelangelo Buonarroti. (1475–1564)
 
 
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    As when, O lady mine!
With chiselled touch
The stone unhewn and cold
Becomes a living mould.
The more the marble wastes,
The more the statue grows.
          Sonnet.
 

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