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" I care not much for gold or land; Give me a mortgage here and there Some good bank-stock some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. "
The Autocrat of the breakfast table - Page 305
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 pages
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Works, Volume 1

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...titles are but empty names; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles; 't is a sin To care for such unfruitful things; One good-sized diamond in a pin, Some, not...
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...titles are but empty names; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles; 't is a sin To care for such unfruitful things; One good-sized diamond in a pin, Some, not...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table, Volume 2

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1893 - 474 pages
...here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share ; 1 only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall...perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles ; 't is a sin...
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The Oliver Wendell Holmes Year Book

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1894 - 205 pages
...gold or land ; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. CONTENTMENT. No Alpine needle, with its climbing spire, Brings down for mortals the Promethean fire,...
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The Use of Life

Sir John Lubbock - 1894 - 316 pages
...Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock some note of hand, Or trifling railway share : I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I can spend." The poor man, said Seneca, " wanteth many things, but the covetous man wanteth everything."...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1895 - 352 pages
...gold or land; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, I only ask that Fortune...would, perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James ; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles; 't is a sin...
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Seven American Classics: Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Hawthorne, Longfellow ...

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - 1880 - 218 pages
...or land ; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, I only ask that Fortune...only near St. James ; I'm very sure I should not care Jewels are baubles ; 'tis a sin To care for such unfruitful things ; One good-sized diamond in...
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English Poetry..: With Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 3

1896
...gold or land; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, I only ask that Fortune...perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles ; *t is a sin To...
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Poetical Works, Volume 2

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1896
...gold or land ; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, I only ask that Fortune...perhaps, be Plenipo, But only near St. James; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles ; 't is a sin To...
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Introduction to American Literature: Including Illustrative Selections, with ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1897 - 498 pages
...gold or land ; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share ; I only ask that Fortune...titles are but empty names ; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo,1 But only near St. James:1 I'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's...
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