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Quotation by Constance Fenimore Woolson
O, pluck was he to the backbone and clear grit through and through; Boasted and bragged like a trooper; but the big words wouldn't do; The boy was dying, sir, dying, as plain as plain could be, Worn out by his ride with Morgan up from the Tennessee.
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894), U.S. poet. Kentucky Belle (l. 65–68). . .
Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
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