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(He) put that which was most material in the postscript.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays (93), (Arber's ed.)

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And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: . . . . So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decrees was given at Shushan the palace.

Bible Quotes , Source: Esther (ch. VIII, v. 10 & 14)

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Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. IX, v. 25)

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The postman always rings twice.

James M. Cain Quotes , Source: title of a novel

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He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful; messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Winter Evening (bk. IV, l. 12), of the postman

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Belshazzar had a letter,-- He never had but one; Belshazzar's correspondence Concluded and begun In that immortal copy The conscience of us all Can read without its glasses On revelation's wall.

Emily Dickinson Quotes , Source: Poems (XXV, Belshazzar had a Letter), (ed. 1891)

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The welcome news is in the letter found; The carrier's not commission'd to expound; It speaks itself, and what it does contain, In all things needful to be known is plain.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Religio Laici (l. 366)

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Carrier of news and knowledge, Instrument of trade and industry, Promoter of mutual acquaintance, Of peace and good-will Among men and nations.

Charles William Eliot Quotes , Source: inscription on southeast corner of post office in Washington, D.C.

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Messenger of sympathy and love, Servant of parted friends, Consoler of the lonely, Bond of the scattered family, Enlarger of the common life.

Charles William Eliot Quotes , Source: inscription on southwest corner of post office in Washington, D.C.

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Every day brings a ship, Every ship brings a word; Well for those who have no fear, Looking seaward well assured That the word the vessel brings Is the word they wish to hear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Letters

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Thy letter sent to prove me, Inflicts no sense of wrong; No longer wilt thou love me,-- Thy letter, though is long.

Heinrich Heine Quotes , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 34)

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Herodotus ("Father of History") Quotes , Source: inscription on the front of the post office in New York City

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Letters, from absent friends, extinguish fear, Unite division, and draw distance near; Their magic force each silent wish conveys, And wafts embodied though, a thousand ways: Could souls to bodies write, death's pow'r were mean, For minds could then meet minds with heav'n between.

Aaron Hill Quotes , Source: Verses Written on a Window in a Journey to Scotland

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An exquisite invention this, Worthy of Love's most honeyed kiss,-- This art of writing billet-doux-- In buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all one feels and thinks In clever daffodils and pinks; In puns of tulips; and in phrases, Charming for their truth, of daisies.

Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt) Quotes , Source: Love-Letters Made of Flowers

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A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget

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A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget

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Kind messages, that pass from land to land; Kind letters, that betray the heart's deep history, In which we feel the pressure of a hand,-- One touch of fire,--and all the rest is mystery!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: The Seaside and Fireside--Dedication (st. 5)

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Good-bye--my paper's out so nearly, I've only room for, Yours sincerely.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: The Fudge Family in Paris (letter VI)

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I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter. [Fr., Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parceque je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.]

Blaise Pascal Quotes , Source: Lettres Provinciales (16)

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Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose, That well-known name awakens all my woes.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 29)

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Line after line my gushing eye o'erflow, Led thro' a said variety of woe: Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom, Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 35)

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Heav'n first taught letters for some wretch's aid, Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 51)

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Ev'n so, with all submission, I . . . . Send you each year a homely letter, Who may return me much a better.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Epistle to Fleetwood Shepherd (l. 23)

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And oft the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Henry and Emma (l. 147)

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I will touch My mouth unto the leaves, caressingly; And so wilt thou. Thus, from these lips of mine My message will go kissingly to thine, With more than Fancy's load of luxury, And prove a true love-letter.

J.G. Saxe Quotes , Source: Sonnet (With a Letter)

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