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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Louis Stevenson. (1850–1894) (continued)
 
8050
    Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live, and gladly die,
  And I laid me down with a will.


This be the verse you grave for me:
“Here he lies, where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
  And the hunter home from the hill.”
          Requiem (and Epitaph).
8051
      The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
          Virginibus Puerisque.
8052
      Old and young we are all on our last cruise.
          Crabbed Age and Youth.
8053
      For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
          Crabbed Age and Youth.
8054
      Youth is wholly experimental.
          A Letter to a young Gentleman.
8055
      Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
          Prince Otto.
8056
    Let any man speak long enough, he will get believers.
          The Master of Ballantrae.
 
Eugene Field. (1850–1895)
 
8057
    A little peach in an orchard grew,—
A little peach of emerald hue;
Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew
      It grew.
          The little Peach.
8058
                We twain
Discussed with buoyant hearts
The various things that appertain
To bibliomaniac arts.
          Dibdin’s Ghost.
 

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