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13 Famous Quotes by Will Carleton
10/21/1845 - 12/18/1912
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Not all the labor of the earth Is done by hardened hands.

Labor Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: A Working Woman

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Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds; You can't do that way when you're flying words. "Careful with fire," is good advice we know "Careful with words," is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead; But God Himself can't kill them when they're said.

Words Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: The First Settler's Story (st. 21)

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Underneath an apple-tree Sat a maiden and her lover; And the thoughts within her he Yearned, in silence, to discover. Round them danced the sunbeams bright, Green the grass-lawn stretched before them While the apple blossoms white Hung in rich profusion o'er them.

Apple blossoms Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Apple Blossoms

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There's lots of people--this town wouldn't hold them; Who don't know much excepting what's told them.

Knowledge Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: City Ballads (p. 143)

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To appreciate heaven well 'Tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.

Heaven Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Farm Ballads--Gone with a Handsomer Man

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The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with care, His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a chair, His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his head, His eyes on his dusty table, with different documents spread.

Journalism Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Farm Ballads--The Editor's Guest

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But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, When we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.

Wealth Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: The Ancient Miner's Story

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Yellow, mellow, ripened days, Sheltered in a golden coating; O'er the dreamy, listless haze, White and dainty cloudlets floating; Winking at the blushing trees, And the sombre, furrowed fallow; Smiling at the airy ease, Of the southward flying swallow Sweet and smiling are thy ways, Beauteous, golden Autumn days.

Autumn Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Autumn Days

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Thanksgiving-day, I fear, If one the solemn truth must touch, Is celebrated, not so much To thank the Lord for blessing o'er, As for the sake of getting more!

Thanksgiving day Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Captain Young's Thanksgiving

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I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.

Thanksgiving day Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Captain Young's Thanksgiving

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And that was the way The deuce was to pay As it always is, at the close of the day That gave us-- Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! (With some restrictions, the fault-finders say) That which, please God, we will keep for aye Our National Independence!

Holidays Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: How We Kept the Day

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To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell.

Hell Quotes, by Will Carleton

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To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Will Carleton

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