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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Meredith. (1828–1909) (continued)
 
7621
    She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer,
Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won.
          Love in the Valley.
7622
    But O the truth, the truth! the many eyes
That look on it! the diverse things they see!
          A Ballad of fair Ladies in Revolt.
7623
    I’ve studied men from my topsy-turvy
  Close, and I reckon, rather true.
Some are fine fellows: some, right scurvy;
  Most, a dash between the two.
          Juggling Jerry.
7624
    With patient inattention hear him prate.
          Bellerophon.
7625
    Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting;
So were it with me if forgetting could be willed.
Tell the grassy hollow that holds the bubbling well-spring,
Tell it to forget the source that keeps it filled.
          Love in the Valley.
7626
    God’s rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman.
          The Ordeal of Richard Feverel.
7627
    Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious.
          The Ordeal of Richard Feverel.
7628
    Ireland gives England her soldiers, her generals too.
          Diana of the Crossways.
7629
    There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by.
          Diana of the Crossways.
7630
    A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
          Diana of the Crossways.
7631
    The well of true wit is truth itself.
          Diana of the Crossways.
 

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