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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
James Whitcomb Riley
        An’ all us other children, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
A-list’nin’ to the witch tales ’at Annie tells about,
An’ the gobble-uns ’at gits you
        Ef you
        And the South Wind—he was dressed
With a ribbon round his breast
That floated, flapped, and fluttered
      In it riotous unrest
      And a drapery of mist
      From the shoulder to the wrist
Floating backward with the motion
      Of the waving hand he kissed.
        And the sun had on a crown
Wrought of gilded thistledown,
  And a scarf of velvet vapor
And a raveled rainbow gown;
And his tinsel-tangled hair
Tossed and lost upon the air
  Was glossier and flossier
Than any anywhere.
        Just the wee cot—the cricket’s chirr—
Love and the smiling face of her.
        One naked star has waded through
  The purple shallows of the night,
And faltering as falls the dew
  It drips its misty light.
  The ripest peach is highest on the tree.  6

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