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James Thomas Fields

James Thomas Fields

James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.

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  • Just then, with a wink and a sly normal lurch,
    The owl very gravely got down from his perch,
    Walked round, and regarded his fault-finding critic
    (Who thought he was stuffed) with a glance analytic.
    • The Owl-Critic, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • "I’m an owl; you’re another. Sir Critic, good day."
    And the barber kept on shaving.
    • The Owl-Critic, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!
    Under the apple-boughs, down by the mill!
    • In a strange Land, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The skipper stormed and tore his hair,
    Hauled on his boots and roared at Marden—
    "Nantucket's sunk and here we are
    Right over old Marm Hackett’s garden!"
    • The Nantucket Skipper, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Is n’t God upon the ocean
    Just the same as on the land?
    • The Tempest, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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