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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Frederick Locker-Lampson. (1821–1895)
 
 
1
    And this was your Cradle? Why, surely, my Jenny,
  Such cozy dimensions go clearly to show
You were an exceedingly small pickaninny,
  Some nineteen or twenty short summers ago.
          The old Cradle.
2
    “Vanitas vanitatum” has rung in the ears
Of gentle and simple for thousands of years;
The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scare
Either simple or gentle from Vanity Fair.
          Vanity Fair.
3
    What an arm—what a waist
  For an arm!
          To My Grandmother.
4
    The world ’s as ugly, ay, as Sin,—
  And almost as delightful.
          The Jester’s Plea.
 

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