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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Josiah Gilbert Holland. (1819–1881)
 
 
1
    Heaven is not reached at a single bound;
  But we build the ladder by which we rise
  From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
And we mount to its summit round by round.
          Gradatim.
2
    He could see naught but vanity in beauty
  And naught but weakness in a fond caress
And pitied men whose views of Christian duty
  Allowed indulgence in such foolishness.
          Daniel Gray.
3
    God give us men. The time demands
  Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and willing hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
  Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
  Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
  And dam his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
  In public duty and in private thinking.
          Wanted.
 

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