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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain. (1835–1910) (continued)
 
7799
      They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.
          The Innocents Abroad.
7800
    Conductor, when you receive a fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare:
A blue trip slip for an eight-cent fare,
A buff trip slip for a six-cent fare,
A pink trip slip for a three-cent fare,
Punch in the presence of the passenjare!


          Chorus:
Punch, brothers, punch with care!
Punch in the presence of the passenjare.
          Punch, Brothers, punch.
7801
    He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty.
          Henry Ward Beecher’s Farm.
7802
      Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
          A mysterious Visit.
7803
      An experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite picturesque liar.
          My military Campaign.
7804
      When I’m playful, I use the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude for a seine, and drag the Atlantic ocean for whales. I scratch my head with the lightning and purr myself to sleep with the thunder.
          Life on the Mississippi.
7805
      There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger’s admiration—and regret. The weather is always doing something there; always attending strictly to business; always getting up new designs and trying them on people to see how they will go. But it gets through more business in Spring than in any other season. In the Spring I have counted one
 

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