James Whitcomb Riley Quotes

Plain hoss-sense in poetry-writen’Would jes’knock sentiment a-kitin’! Mostly poets is all star-gazin’And moanin’and groanin’and paraphrasin’! A Wholly Unscholastic Opinion,

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since which time he has been working, toiling and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.