Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
Contributed by: Zaady
The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow.
Source: Chanson without Music.
His home! the Western giant smiles, And twirls the spotty globe to find it; This little speck, the British Isles? 'T is but a freckle,-never mind it.
Source: A Good Time Going.
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that are not so.
Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.
Yes, child of suffering, thou mayst well be sure He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor!
Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
Feels the same comfort while his acrid words Turn the sweet milk of kindness into curds.
And since, I never dare to write As funny as I can.
Source: The Height of the Ridiculous.
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