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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Horae Greeley 1811-1872 John Bartlett

      The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
          The American Conflict.
      A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.
          Letter to Dr. Rufus Wilmot Griswold.
      The masses of our countrymen, North and South, are eager to clasp hands across the bloody chasm which has so long divided them.
          Acceptance of Liberal Republican Nomination as President. May 29, 1872.