John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) John Godfrey Saxe. (18161887) 7188
God bless the man who first invented sleep! So Sancho Panza said, and so say I.
Early Rising. 7189
I like the lad, who when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught Cried, Served him right! Its not at all surprising The worm was punished, Sir, for early rising! 1
Early Rising. 7190
He takes the strangest liberties But never takes his leave!
My Familiar. 7191
In vain I speak of urgent tasks; In vain I scowl and pout; A frown is no extinguisher It does not put him out!
My Familiar. 7192
I asked of Echo t other day (Whose words are few and often funny), What to a novice she could say Of courtship, love, and matrimony. Quoth Echo, plainly,Matter-o-money.
T is wise to learn; t is God-like to create.
The Library. 7194
And he was rich and she was poor And so it might not be.
The Way of the World. 7195
Bless me! this is pleasant Riding on the Rail.
Hymn of the Rail.
Samuel Smiles. (18161904) 7196
No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.
Note 1. Frederick Locker-Lampson: The healthy-wealthy-wise affirm That early birds obtain the worm (The worm rose early too!) [ back]