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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Douglas Jerrold
  Earth is here (in Australia) so kind, just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.  1
  Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every crime.  2
  Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked up in strangers’ galleries.  3
  Luck, mere luck, may make even madness wisdom.  4
  Talk to him of Jacob’s ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps.  5
  The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.  6
  Ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. If I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.  7
  We love peace, as we abhor pusillanimity; but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. Chains are worse than bayonets.  8

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