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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6930
AUTHOR:Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
QUOTATION:Little I ask; my wants are few,
  I only want a hut of stone,
(A very plain brownstone will do,)
  That I may call my own. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Contentment.
 
Note 1.
Goldsmith: The Hermit.
“Man wants but little here below

  Nor wants that little long”;
’T is not with me exactly so
  But ’t is so in the song. [back]
 

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