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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Gazelle
 
  I never nursed a dear Gazelle to glad me with its soft black eye, but when it came to know me well, and love me, it was sure to marry a market-gardener.
        Dickens—Old Curiosity Shop. Ch. LVI. Saying of Dick Swiveller.
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The gazelles so gentle and clever
  Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.
        Heine—Book of Songs, Lyrical. Interlude No. 9.
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I never nurs’d a dear gazelle,
  To glad me with its soft black eye,
But when it came to know me well
  And love me, it was sure to die.
        Moore—The Fire Worshippers.
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I never had a piece of toast particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side.
        Parody of Moore. Probably by James Payn. Appeared in Chambers’ Journal.
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