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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Mortimer Collins. (1827–1876)
 
 
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    Just take a trifling handful, O philosopher!
Of magic matter: give it a slight toss over
    The ambient ether—and I don’t see why
    You should n’t make a sky.
          Sky-Making. (To Professor Tyndall.)
2
    Life and the Universe show spontaneity;
Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!
  Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
  Truth must be sought with the Positivists.
          The Positivists.
 

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