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Bret Harte (1839 – 1902)


American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
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Bret Harte
Each lost day has its patron saint!
Harte quotes
Howbeit, though no scholar, I am not one of those who misuse the English speech, and, being foolishly led by the hasty custom of scriveners and printers to write the letters "T" and "H" joined together, which resembleth a "Y," do incontinently jump to the conclusion the THE is pronounced "Ye,"--the like of which I never heard in all England.
Harte
And then, for an old man like me, it's not exactly right,
This kind o' playing soldier with no enemy in sight.




Harte Bret quotes
He smiled a kind of sickly smile and curled up on the floor
And the subsequent proceedings interested him no more.
Harte Bret
We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor.
Bret Harte quotes
With unpronounceable awful names.
Bret Harte
Don't be too quick
To break bad habits: better stick,
Like the Mission folk, to your arsenic.
Harte Bret quotes
For there be women, fair as she,
Whose verbs and nouns do more agree.
Harte
Ah Sin was his name.
Harte Bret
Which I wish to remark,
And my language is plain,
That for ways that are dark
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar.
Bret Harte
But, when the goddess' work is done,
The woman's still remains.




Bret Harte quotes
With the smile that was childlike and bland.
Bret Harte
Well, no offense:
Thar ain't no sense
In gittin' riled.
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