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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.”
“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!”
“Welcome Christmas! heel and toe, / Come and fill us ere you go!”
Mary Mapes Dodge, U.S. writer
(1838 - 1905)
Full name: Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge.