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Mary Mapes Dodge

  • [On the Netherlands:] There is not a richer or more carefully tilled garden spot in the whole world than this leaky, springy little country.

  • [On The Netherlands:] ... the entire country is a kind of saturated sponge ...

  • Luxuries unfit us for returning to hardships easily endured before.

  • The child who enters life comes not with knowledge or intent, / So those who enter death must go as little children sent. / Nothing is known. But I believe that God is overhead; / And as life is to the living, so death is to the dead.

    • Mary Mapes Dodge,
    • "The Two Mysteries," in Edmund Clarence Stedman, An American Anthology 1787-1900 ()
  • Life is a mystery as deep as ever death can be; / Yet oh, how dear it is to us, this life we live and see!

    • Mary Mapes Dodge,
    • "The Two Mysteries," in Edmund Clarence Stedman, An American Anthology 1787-1900 ()
  • Welcome Christmas! heel and toe, / Come and fill us ere you go!

    • Mary Mapes Dodge,
    • "Stocking Song on Christmas Eve," Rhymes and Jingles ()

Mary Mapes Dodge, U.S. writer

(1838 - 1905)

Full name: Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge.