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...the flask back, said, "Thank you. It always did make me feel sick to see a lady faint."
A tramp went to a farmhouse, and sitting down in the front yard began to eat the grass.
The housewife's heart went out to him: "Poor man, you must indeed be hungry. Come around to the back."
The tramp beamed and winked at the hired man.
"There," said the housewife, when the tramp hove in sight, pointing to a circle of green grass, "try that: you will find that grass so much longer."
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.--_Amos Bronson Alcott_.
"I don't believe any two words in the English language are synonymous."
"Oh, I don't know. What's the matter with 'raise' and 'lift'?"
"There's a big difference. I 'raise' chickens and have a neighbor who has been known to 'lift' them."
It was at the private theatricals, and the young man wished to compliment his hostess, saying:
"Madam, you played your part splendidly. It... Alcott, Amos Bronson
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