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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
John Boyle O’Reilly. (1844–1890)
 
 
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    Though it lash the shallows that line the beach,
  Afar from the great sea-deeps,
There is never a storm whose might can reach
  Where the vast leviathan sleeps.
Like a mighty thought in a mighty mind
  In the clear cold depths he swims;
Whilst above him the pettiest form of his kind
  With a dash o’er the surface skims.
          Prelude to the amber whale.
2
    They who see the Flying Dutchman never, never reach the shore.
          The Flying Dutchman.
3
    Doubt is brother-devil to Despair.
          Prometheus.
4
    The world is large when weary leagues two loving hearts divide
But the world is small when your enemy is loose on the other side.
          Distance.
5
    Be silent and safe—silence never betrays you.
          Rules of the Road.
6
    I ’d rather live in Bohemia than in any other land.
          Bohemia.
 

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