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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
Prenticeana
By George Denison Prentice (1802–1870)
 
[Prenticeana. 1860.]

PLACE confers no dignity upon such a man as the new Missouri senator. Like a balloon, the higher he rises, the smaller he looks.
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  You may wish to get a wife without a failing; but what if the lady, after you find her, happens to be in want of a husband of the same character!  2
 
  The editor of the “—— Star” says that he has never murdered the truth. He never gets near enough to do it any bodily harm.  3
 
  About the only person we ever heard of that wasn’t spoiled by being lionized, was a Jew named Daniel.  4
 
  A woman always keeps secret what she does not know.—Exchange.  5
  It is a pity that all men do not imitate her discretion.  6
 
  The most wonderful instance of presence of mind was that of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. In the midst of the fiery furnace, they kept cool.  7
 
 
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