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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 737
 
 
James Russell Lowell. (1819–1891) (continued)
 
7337
    Like streams that keep a summer mind
  Snow-hid in Jenooary.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7338
    My gran’ther’s rule was safer ’n ’t is to crow:
Don’t never prophesy—onless ye know.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7339
    It ’s ’most enough to make a deacon swear.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7340
    The one thet fust gits mad ’s ’most ollers wrong.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7341
    Ef you want peace, the thing you’ve gut tu du
Is jes’ to show you’re up to fightin’, tu.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7342
    No, never say nothin’ without you’re compelled tu,
An’ then don’t say nothin’ thet you can be held tu.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. The Courtin’.
7343
    Our Pilgrim stock wuz pithed with hardihood.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. vi.
7344
    Soft-heartedness, in times like these,
  Shows sof’ness in the upper story.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. vii.
7345
    Earth’s biggest country ’s gut her soul,
  An’ risen up earth’s greatest nation.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. vii.
7346
    Under the yaller pines I house,
  When sunshine makes ’em all sweet-scented,
An’ hear among their furry boughs
  The baskin’ west-wind purr contented.
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. x.
7347
    Wut’s words to them whose faith an’ truth
  On war’s red techstone rang true metal;
Who ventered life an’ love an’ youth
  For the gret prize o’ death in battle?
          Biglow Papers. Second Series. No. x.
7348
    From lower to the higher next,
Not to the top, is Nature’s text;
And embryo Good, to reach full stature,
Absorbs the Evil in its nature.
          Festina Lente. Moral.
7349
    Though old the thought and oft exprest,
’T is his at last who says it best. 1 
          For an Autograph.
 
Note 1.
See Emerson, page 621. [back]
 

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