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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Southey. (1774–1843)
 
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    “You are old, Father William,” the young man cried,
  ”The few locks which are left you are gray;
You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,—
  Now tell me the reason I pray.”
          The Old Man’s Comforts, and how he gained them.
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    The march of intellect. 1
          Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society. Vol. ii. p. 360. The Doctor, Chap. Extraordinary.
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    The laws are with us, and God on our side.
          On the Rise and Progress of Popular Disaffection (1817). Essay viii. Vol. ii. p. 107.
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    Agreed to differ.
          Life of Wesley.
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    My days among the dead are passed;
  Around me I behold,
Where’er these casual eyes are cast,
  The mighty minds of old;
My never-failing friends are they,
With whom I converse day by day.
          Occasional Pieces. xviii.
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      How does the water
Come down at Lodore?
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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      So I told them in rhyme,
For of rhymes I had store.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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    Through moss and through brake.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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    Helter-skelter,
Hurry-scurry.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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    A sight to delight in.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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    And so never ending, but always descending.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
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    And this way the water comes down at Lodore.
          The Cataract of Lodore.
 
Note 1.
See Burke, Quotation 19. [back]
 

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