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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
S. Lover
  In the wilderness of life there are springs and palm-trees.  1
  Lips become compressed and drawn with anxious thought, and eyes the brightest are quenched of their fires by many tears.  2
  Many a hand moulded by Nature to give elegance of form to a kid glove is “stinted of its fair proportion” by grubbing toil.  3
  Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eye.  4
  The neck on which diamonds might have worthily sparkled will look less tempting when the biting winter has hung icicles there for gems.  5
  There is a magic in a great name.  6

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