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" And for him who sat by the chimney lug, Dozing and grumbling o'er pipe and mug, A manly form at her side she saw, And joy was duty and love was law. Then she took up her burden of life again, Saying only, 'It might have been.' Alas for maiden, alas for... "
A Library of American Literature... - Page 368
by Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
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The Living Age ..., Volume 44

1855
...duty and love and law. Then she took np her burden of life again, Saying only, " it might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner...the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongne or pen, The saddest are these : " It might have been ! ' Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope...
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The (Old) Farmer's Almanack, Issues 69-78

Robert Bailey Thomas - Almanacs, American - 1860
...11 a 537 6 4 feet 031 7 6 30 SU 7 8 429 921 556 11 9 632 7 0 h'd 136 751 NOVEMBER hath 30 days. 1862 Ah ! well for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried...And, in the hereafter, angels may Roll the stone from the grave away. Aspects, Holidays, Events, Weather, &c. Farmer's Calendar. llSa. 2| E. ЗМо 4 Tu....
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MODERN AGITATORS: OR Pen Portraits OF LIVING AMERICAN REFORMERS.

DAVID W. BARTLETT. - 1855
...youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these: " It might have been 1 n Ah! well for us all, some sweet hope lies Deeply buried...hereafter, angels may Roll the stone from its grave away. The clear, bright morning, the burning noon, the still, calm evening, the rocky mountains of New England,...
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Modern Agitators: Or, Pen Portraits of Living American Reformers

David W. Bartlett - Reformers - 1855 - 396 pages
...only, "It might have been." Alu for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner and household drudge I God pity them both ! and pity us all, Who vainly the...dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these : " It might have been I " Ah ! well for us all, some sweet hope lie*...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 8

1857
...love was law. •• Then she took up her burden of life again, Saying only, ' It might have been.' " Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner...youth recall. " For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest aro these: 'It might have been!' "Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 8

1857
...life again, Saying only, • It might have been.' "AlaŤ for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich rcpiner and household drudge ! " God pity them both ! and...youth recall. " For of all sad words of tongue or pen, Tho saddest are these: 'It might have been!' "Ah, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 8

1857
...of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest aro these: 'It might have been!' " Ah, well! for as all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human...hereafter, angels may Roll the stone from its grave away !" Except that" been" is made to rhyme with "again" and "pen," and that a New England country girl...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Robert Aris Willmott, Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American poetry - 1858 - 616 pages
...duty and love was law. Then she took up her burden 'of life again, Saying only, " It might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner...hereafter, angels may Roll the stone from its grave away ! ANOTHKB hand is beckoning us, Another call is given ; And glows once more with Angel-steps The path...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1858 - 740 pages
...duty, and love was law. Then she took up her burden of life again, Saying only, " It might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner...of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or peu, The saddest are these : " It might have been !" Ah, well I for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Robert Aris Willmott, Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American poetry - 1858 - 616 pages
...life again, Saying only, "It might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner'and household drudge! God pity them both ! and pity us...words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been !" All, well ! for us all some sweet hope lies Deeply buried from human eyes ; And,...
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