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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6176
AUTHOR:Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
QUOTATION:          We figure to ourselves
The thing we like; and then we build it up,
As chance will have it, on the rock or sand,—
For thought is tired of wandering o’er the world,
And homebound Fancy runs her bark ashore.
ATTRIBUTION:Philip Van Artevelde. Part i. Act i. Sc. 5.
 

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