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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edward Lear. (1812–1888) (continued)
 
7049
    Far and few, far and few,
  Are the lands where the Jumblies live:
Their heads are green and their hands are blue
  And they went to sea in a sieve.
          The Jumblies.
7050
    There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said: “It is just as I feared—
  Two Owls and a Hen,
  Four Larks and a Wren
Have all built their nests in my beard.”
          Limerick.
7051
    The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
  In a beautiful pea-green boat.
          The Owl and The Pussy-Cat.
7052
    They sailed away for a year and a day
  To the land where the bong-tree grows.
          The Owl and The Pussy-Cat.
7053
        In the middle of the woods
  Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
Two old chairs and half a candle,
One old jug without a handle—
  These were all the worldly goods.
          The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
7054
    When awful darkness and silence reign
Over the great Gromboolian plain,
  Through the long, long wintry nights;
          The Dong with the luminous Nose.
 
Robert Browning. (1812–1889)
 
7055
              Any nose
May ravage with impunity a rose.
          Sordello. Book vi.
7056
    That we devote ourselves to God, is seen
In living just as though no God there were.
          Paracelsus. Part i.
7057
                Be sure that God
Ne’er dooms to waste the strength he deigns impart.
          Paracelsus. Part i.
 

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