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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2866
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again;
The plants suck in the earth, and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.
ATTRIBUTION:From Anacreon, ii. Drinking.
 

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