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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 736
 
 
James Russell Lowell. (1819–1891) (continued)
 
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    God makes sech nights, all white and still,
  Fur’z you can look or listen.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7329
    Zekle crep’ up quite unbeknown
  An’ peeked in thru’ the winder,
An there sot Huldy all alone,
  ’ith no one nigh to hender.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7330
    The very room, coz she was in,
  Seemed warm from floor to ceilin’.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
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    ’T was kin’ o’ kingdom-come to look
  On sech a blessed cretur.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
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    She thought no v’ice hed sech a swing
  Ez hisn in the choir;
My! when he made Ole Hunderd ring
  She knowed the Lord was nigher.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
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    His heart kep’ goin’ pity-pat,
  But hern went pity-Zekle.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
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    To say why gals acts so or so,
  Or don’t, ’ould be persumin’;
Mebby to mean yes an’ say no
  Comes nateral to women. 1 
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7335
    He stood a spell on one foot fust
  Then stood a spell on t’ other,
An’ on which one he felt the wust
  He could n’t ha’ told ye nuther.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7336
    All kin’ o’ smily round the lips,
  An’ teary round the lashes.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
 
Note 1.
Mrs. Browning: The Lady’s “Yes”:
‘Yes,’ I answered you last night
  ‘No,’ this morning, sir, I say:
Color seen by candle-light
  Will not look the same by day…. [back]
 

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