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7 Famous Quotes by James Whitcomb Riley
10/7/1849 - 7/22/1916
Also Known As:  
James W. Riley     James Riley
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And the humming-bird that hung Like a jewel up among The tilted honeysuckle horns They mesmerized and swung In the palpitating air, Drowsed with odors strange and rare. And, with whispered laughter, slipped away And let him hanging there.

Hummingbirds Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: The South Wind and the Sun

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God bless us every one, prayed Tiny Tim, Crippled and dwarfed of body yet so tall Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him, High towering over all.

Blessings Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: God Bless Us Every One

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Say good-bye er howdy-do-- What's the odds betwixt the two? Comin'--goin'--every day-- Best friends first to go away-- Grasp of hands you'd ruther hold Than their weight in solid gold, Slips their grip while greetin' you,-- Say good-bye er howdy-do?

Parting Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: Good-Bye er Howdy-Do

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The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

Persistence Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley

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O'er folded blooms On swirls of musk, The beetle booms adown the glooms And bumps along the dusk.

Beetles Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: The Beetle

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O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock, When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.

Autumn Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: When the Frost is on the Punkin

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An' all us other children, when the supper things is done, We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun A-list'nin' to the witch tales 'at Annie tells about An' the gobble-uns 'at gits you Ef you Don't Watch Out!

Story telling Quotes, by James Whitcomb Riley , Source: Little Orphant Annie

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