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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8076
AUTHOR:Edwin Markham (1852–1940)
QUOTATION:Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back the burden of the world.
ATTRIBUTION:The Man with the Hoe.
 

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