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And the humming-bird that hung
Like a jewel up among
The tilted honeysuckle horns
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And the humming-bird that hung
Like a jewel up among
The tilted honeysuckle horns
They mesmerized and swung
In the palpitating air,
Drowsed with odors strange and rare.
And, with whispered laughter, slipped away
And let him hanging there.

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The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by read more

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

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God bless us every one, prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled and dwarfed of body yet so tall
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God bless us every one, prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled and dwarfed of body yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him,
High towering over all.

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O'er folded blooms
On swirls of musk,
The beetle booms adown the glooms
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O'er folded blooms
On swirls of musk,
The beetle booms adown the glooms
And bumps along the dusk.

by James Whitcomb Riley Found in: Beetles Quotes,
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O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock,
When the frost is on the read more

O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.

by James Whitcomb Riley Found in: Autumn Quotes,
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An' all us other children, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an' has read more

An' all us other children, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
A-list'nin' to the witch tales 'at Annie tells about
An' the gobble-uns 'at gits you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

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Say good-bye er howdy-do--
What's the odds betwixt the two?
Comin'--goin'--every day--
Best friends read more

Say good-bye er howdy-do--
What's the odds betwixt the two?
Comin'--goin'--every day--
Best friends first to go away--
Grasp of hands you'd ruther hold
Than their weight in solid gold,
Slips their grip while greetin' you,--
Say good-bye er howdy-do?

by James Whitcomb Riley Found in: Parting Quotes,
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