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Samuel Francis Smith :
My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountain-side Let freedom ring!
[Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), U.S. poet. America (l. 1-7). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.]
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Etienne Charilaou :
Sometimes the shepherd can't get to the lost sheep in time, and they land up in the wolf's belly.
[Etienne Charilaou]
W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois :
If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
[W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868-1963), U.S. civil rights leader, author. The Gift of Black Folk, ch. 9 (1924).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Farming," Society and Solitude (1870).]
Herman Melville :
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises ... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Hawthorne And His Mosses," Literary World (August 17-24, 1850).]
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John Masefield :
It's a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine, Apple orchards blossom there, and the air's like wine.
[John Masefield (1878-1967), British poet. The West Wind (l. 5-6). . . Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in consultation with Karl Shapiro and Richard Wilbur. (Rev., shorter ed., 1955) Harcourt, Brace and Company.]
Oscar Wilde :
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895). The Fortnightly Review (Feb. 1891).]
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Dylan Thomas :
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Adam (London, Dec. 1953). Land of my Fathers is the Welsh national anthem.]
Herman Melville :
tea, a decoction that enlarges the spleen and warpest the brain, or lightly floating the spirit for a while at last lands it in a dry place.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Jack Gentian" (posthumous), p. 372, Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces, The Works of Herman Melville, vol. 13, ed. Raymond M. Weaver (1924).]
John Ruskin :
I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.
[John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Stones of Venice, vol. I, ch. 1 (1851).]
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