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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miscellaneous. (continued)
 
8308
    Behold how brightly breaks the morning!
Though bleak our lot, our hearts are warm.
          James Kenney (1780–1849): Behold how brightly breaks.
8309
    Unthinking, idle, wild, and young,
I laugh’d and danc’d and talk’d and sung.
          Princess Amelia (1783–1810).
8310
    A sound so fine, there ’s nothing lives
’Twixt it and silence.
          James Sheridan Knowles (1784–1862) Virginius, Act v. Sc. 2.
8311
    We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
          Oliver H. Perry (1785–1820): Letter to General Harrison (dated “United States Brig Niagara. Off the Western Sisters. Sept. 10, 1813, 4 P. M.”).
8312
    Not she with trait’rous kiss her Saviour stung,
Not she denied him with unholy tongue;
She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave,
Last at his cross and earliest at his grave.
          Eaton S. Barrett (1785–1820): Woman, Part i. (ed. 1822).
8313
    They see nothing wrong in the rule that to the victors belong the spoils of the enemy.
          William L. Marcy (1786–1857): Speech in the United States Senate, January, 1832.
8314
    Say to the seceded States, “Wayward sisters, depart in peace.”
          Winfield Scott (1786–1861): Letter to W. H. Seward, March 3, 1861.
8315
    Rock’d in the cradle of the deep,
I lay me down in peace to sleep.
          Emma Willard (1787–1870): The Cradle of the Deep.
8316
    Right as a trivet.
          R. H. Barham (1788–1845): The Ingoldsby Legends. Auto-da-fe.
 

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