James Whitcomb Riley Quotes

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James Whitcomb Riley Quotes

A Parting Guest
What delightful hosts are they
Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
And all gratitude, I stay
Yet to press their hands and say,
Thanks.—So fine a time! Good night.
— James Whitcomb Riley —

I bless the hoss from hoof to head -
From head to hoof, and tale to mane! -
I bless the hoss, as I have said,
From head to hoof, and back again!

— James Whitcomb Riley

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.

— James Whitcomb Riley

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

— James Whitcomb Riley

To make the world a friendly place, one must show it a friendly face.

— James Whitcomb Riley

Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strewberries melts
On the vine.

— James Whitcomb Riley

The jelly - the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-'preserves' she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in 'em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary's! Ah!

— James Whitcomb Riley

O'er folded blooms On swirls of musk, The beetle booms adown the glooms And bumps along the dusk.

— James Whitcomb Riley

He is not dead, he is just - away.

— James Whitcomb Riley

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