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Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 596.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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On the Seventieth Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1899); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).


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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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