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Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Voyage of the good Ship Union; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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As quoted in: "Annual Report, Issues 13-16" (1889, Ohio. State Board of Charities), p.363. Also in: Life and labors of Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge (F. W. Woodbridge, 1895) by Aaron Merritt Hills, p. 25.


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Born: August 29, 1809

Died: October 8, 1894 (aged 85)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets.

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