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Adam Lindsay Gordon

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Life is mostly froth and bubble;
   Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
   Courage in your own.
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"Finis Exoptatus (A metaphysical Song)" (24 November 1866), Fytte 8 of Ye Wearie Wayfarer: Hys Ballad in Eight Fyttes, as published in Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (1867)
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Variant: Many quoters, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919), have "in our own" instead of "in your own".

 
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