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Comprehensive information about Thomas Bailey Aldrich including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Thomas Bailey Aldrich, the most conspicuous American poet of his generation. Born at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on 11th Nov., 1836; died at Boston in March, 1907. This educational Thomas Bailey Aldrich resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left What is more cheerful, now, in the fall of the year, than an open-wood-fire? Do you hear those little chirps and twitters coming out of that piece of apple-wood? Those are the ghosts of the robins and blue-birds that sang upon the bough when it was in blossom last Spring. In Summer whole flocks of them come fluttering about the fruit-trees under the window: so I have singing birds all the year round. Quote Right
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Quote Left The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest of human creature that walks. Quote Right
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Quote Left Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. Quote Right
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Quote Left To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age. Quote Right
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Quote Left The ocean moans over dead men's bones. Quote Right
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