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Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.
It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.
Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee, It passed into thy lifelong regency.
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A kiss, when all is said, what is it? An oath sworn nearer by; a promise made With greater certainty; a vow which seeks To make itself more binding; a rosy dot Placed on the i in loving; 'tis a secret Told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
November 23, 1862
September 6, 1932
Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario, the son of Captain J. Parker, R.A.
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