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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 735
 
 
James Russell Lowell. (1819–1891) (continued)
 
7318
    Laborin’ man an’ laborin’ woman
  Hev one glory an’ one shame;
Ev’y thin’ thet ’s done inhuman
  Injers all on ’em the same.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. i.
7319
    This goin’ ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur. 1 
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. ii.
7320
    Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man;
  He’s ben on all sides thet give places or pelf;
But consistency still wuz a part of his plan,—
  He’s ben true to one party, an’ thet is himself.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. ii.
7321
    We kind o’ thought Christ went agin war an’ pillage.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.
7322
                        But John P.
                    Robinson, he
Sez they did n’t know everythin’ down in Judee.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.
7323
    A marciful Providence fashioned us holler
O’ purpose that we might our principles swaller.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iv.
7324
    It ain’t by princerples nor men
  My preudent course is steadied;
I scent which pays the best, an’ then
  Go into it baldheaded.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vi.
7325
    I don’t believe in princerple,
  But oh I du in interest.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vi.
7326
        Of my merit
  On thet pint you yourself may jedge;
All is, I never drink no sperit,
  Nor I haint never signed no pledge.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.
7327
    Ez to my princerples, I glory
  In hevin’ nothin’ o’ the sort.
          The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.
 
Note 1.
See Moore, page 519: Go where glory wait thee! [back]
 

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