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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Martin Farquhar Tupper. (1810–1889)
 
 
1
      A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure.
          Of Education.
2
      God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.
          Of Immortality.
3
      Error is a hardy plant: it flourisheth in every soil.
          Of Truth in Things False.
4
      Wait, thou child of hope, for Time shall teach thee all things.
          Of Good in Things evil.
5
            Clamorous pauperism feasteth
While honest Labor, pining, hideth his sharp ribs.
          Of Discretion.
6
      Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
          Of Discretion.
7
      It is well to lie fallow for a while.
          Of Recreation.
8
      A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever.
          Of Reading.
9
      Who can wrestle against Sleep?—Yet is that giant very gentleness.
          Of Beauty.
 

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