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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5290
AUTHOR:Robert Southey (1774–1843)
QUOTATION:“You are old, Father William,” the young man cried,
  ”The few locks which are left you are gray;
You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,—
  Now tell me the reason I pray.”
ATTRIBUTION:The Old Man’s Comforts, and how he gained them.
 

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