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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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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

1877 - 362 pages
...produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millious, think. BYRON, Ъou Juaп, canto iii. st. 88. — For of all sad WORDS of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : "It might have been ! " JG Wn ITT IER, Maitd Muller. — For WORDS are wise men's counters, they do but...
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Favorite Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1877 - 104 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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A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: For ...

William Swinton - 1877 - 278 pages
...went sailing away to the West.—Kingdey. 4. Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll!—Byron. 5. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these—" It might have been."—Whitticr. 6. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.—Shelley....
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Evenings in the Library: Bits of Gossip about Books and Those who Write Them

George Stewart - 1878 - 272 pages
...watering when I come to ' 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 ; '...
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The Science and Art of Elocution: Embracing a Comprehensive and Systematic ...

Frank Honywell Fenno - 1878 - 422 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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Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1878 - 580 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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A lost battle [by A. Price].

Alice Price - 1878 - 408 pages
...XXX. UNDER SUNBEAMS. " 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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Morality

James Platt - 1878 - 218 pages
...snatched one little nap, it opened and shut" — :PERSIAIT. Stamp on the people's brains indelibly — " For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these, ' It might have been.' " It is useless thinking of the past, dreaming of what might have been. Like our...
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Getting on in the World, Or, Hints on Success in Life

William Mathews - 1873 - 386 pages
...Tightness or good in it, is with me now, to help me in my grasp of this art and its vision. — 16. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these, " It might have been 1 " WHirriEB. The well-known, worn-out topics of consolation and of encouragement are...
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The modern elocutionist, compiled and ed. by J.A. Jennings

John Andrew Jennings - 1878 - 488 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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