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" For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been... "
Peace, Or, The Stolen Will: An American Novel - Page 357
by Mary Wolcott Janvrin - 1857 - 407 pages
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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 28

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1893 - 482 pages
...loving him for it. Indeed, it is almost enough to make us forgive that invidiously dreadful rhyme: " For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been! ' " "Skipper Ireson's Bide," on the other hand, has much of the true ballad quality...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Robert Aris Willmott, Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1858 - 644 pages
...repiner'and household drudge! God pity them both ! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been !" All, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes ; And,...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 812 pages
...and household drudge t God pity them both, and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: " It might have been!" Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lie* Deeply buried from human eyes ; And, in...
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My Third Book: A Collection of Tales

Louise Chandler Moulton - 1859 - 450 pages
...feet. JEW m ijj* Uollq. God pity them both ! and pity us all Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : "It might have been ! " Ah well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes ; And,...
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My Third Book: A Collection of Tales

Louise Chandler Moulton - 1859 - 440 pages
...JBtat urn tjtf f alieg. God pity them both ! and pity us all Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : '"It might have been !" Ah well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes ; And, in...
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The Loves and Heroines of the Poets

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1861 - 552 pages
...and household drudge ! God pity them both ! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : " It might have been !" Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes; And, in...
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The Loves and Heroines of the Poets

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1861 - 526 pages
...and household drudge ! God pity them both ! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : "It might have been !" Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes; And, in...
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The Christian's bread-basket

1861 - 178 pages
...late !" God grant that your future endless years may not be tormented by such memories as these. " For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these — It might have been." THE PKECIOUS BLOOD OP JESUS. long ago I had an opportunity of witnessing the preciousness...
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1861 - 340 pages
...and household drudge ! God pity them both ! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : " It might have been ! " Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes ; And,...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

1861 - 356 pages
...wintry sea. KEELE. O life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as 11 For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" WHITTIEE. [See also CONTENTMENT.] DISEASE— (See SIcENEss.) DIVINE JUSTICE—(See...
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