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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Harriet Prescott Spofford. (1835– ?)
 
 
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    The awful phantom of the hungry poor.
          Sonnet. A Winter’s Night.
2
    Ah, happy world, where all things live
  Creatures of one great law, indeed;
Bound by strong roots, the splendid flower,—
  Swept by great seas, the drifting seed!
          The Story of the Flower.
3
    A place of dream, the Holy Land
  Hangs midway between earth and heaven.
          The Holy Land.
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    Beauty vanishes like a vapor,
  Preach the men of musty morals.
          Evanescence.
 

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