Bret Harte Quotes

Which I wish to remark— And my language is plain— That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinee is peculiar: Which the same I would rise to explain.
Bret Harte (1836-1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE). Plain Language from Truthful James (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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In his sleeves, which were long, He had twenty-four packs,— Which was coming it strong, Yet I state but the facts; And we found on his nails, which were taper, What is frequent in tapers,—that's wax.
Bret Harte (1836-1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE). Plain Language from Truthful James (l. 49-54). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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Now, I hold it is not decent for a scientific gent To say another is an ass—at least, to all intent; Nor should the individual who happens to be meant Reply by heaving rocks at him to any great extent.
Bret Harte (1836-1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE). The Society upon the Stanislaus (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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