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HANFORD LENNOX GORDON
HOLMES BOOK COMPANY
Los Angeles and San Francisco
Entered in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.
For years I have made a practice of keeping notes of such thoughts and laconic expressions as I deemed worth preserving. Out of the mass I have now sifted and arranged the contents of this volume with additions.
There are not many thoughts in this book that have not been expressed by others in some form. I have aimed to prune and improve, and have perhaps produced a few hybrids.
"Though old the thought and oft expressed,
'Tis his at last who says it best"-Lowell.
I have followed the advice of Horace
I have quoted often-perhaps too freely-from my "Indian Legends and Other Poems."
In this edition I have added many apt quotations and have given credit therefor.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Hanford Lennox Gordon.