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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Barlow. (1847– ?)
 
8031
    What men have done can still be done
  And shall be done to-day.
          The Song of Abu Klea.
 
Joel Chandler Harris. (1848–1908)
 
8032
    Brer Fox, he lay low.
          Legends of the old Plantation.
8033
    Ez soshubble ez a baskit er kittens.
          Legends of the old Plantation.
8034
    Lazy fokes’s stummucks don’t git tired.
          Plantation Proverbs.
8035
    Jay-bird don’t rob his own nes’.
          Plantation Proverbs.
8036
    Licker talks mighty loud w’en it gits loose from de jug.
          Plantation Proverbs.
8037
    Hungry rooster don’t cackle w’en he fine a wum.
          Plantation Proverbs.
8038
    Youk’n hide de fier, but w’at you gwine do wid de smoke?
          Plantation Proverbs.
 
Arthur James, Earl of Balfour. (1848–1930)
 
8039
      The energies of our system will decay; the glory of the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has for a moment disturbed its solitude. Man will go down into the pit and all his thoughts will perish.
          The Foundations of Belief.
 
William Ernest Henley. (1849–1903)
 
8040
    Out of the night that covers me,
  Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
  For my unconquerable soul.
          To R. T. H. B.
 

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