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THE HANDBOOK OF QUOTATIONS Books By Edith B. Ordway

Mispronounced Words
Synonyms and Antonyms

Each, 12 Mo., $1.00 NET

The Etiquette of To-day
The Handbook of Conundrums
The Handbook of Quotations
Slips of Speech and Punctuation

Each, 16 Mo., 50 CENTS NET

SULLY AND KLEINTEICH

New YORK

QUOTATIONS

BY
EDITH B. ORDWAY

Gleanings from the
English and American Fields of

Poetic Literature

NEW YORK
SULLY AND KLEINTEICH

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PREFACE

The beaten paths of poetic literature lie alluringly open to the eye in a book of selected quotations. Though by-paths are only glimpsed, there is ample room for wandering here, where the approval of the many has marked the way and the enthusiasm of the thoughtful has made it familiar and loved.

Being a poet means that one responds to the great universal experiences of the race with a sense of their universality, not simply with the reaction of the individual. Therefore, to the greatest poets the common lot opens vistas of infinity, and the brief earth-life reverberations of eternity. So

“Our echoes roll from soul to soul,

And grow forever and forever.”

Here we enter a sounding chamber of the echoes, and, however humble we may be, we find that the voices are those of friends and brothers.

The great experiences of life are the same for the man of wealth and the day-laborer, the hero and the criminal, the genius and the incompetent man. Though the thoughts of each differ from those of every other, yet the emotions have an amazing similarity. In heart humanity bears a common likeness. For this reason a compilation centers around the great emotions and their

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