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Famous quotes containing the words patch and/or cabbage:

    Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,
    Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.
    O that that earth which kept the world in awe
    Should patch a wall t’expel the winter’s flaw!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    All his happier dreams came true
    A small old house, wife, daughter, son,
    Grounds where plum and cabbage grew,
    Poets and Wits about him drew;
    “What then?”sang Plato’s ghost, “what then?”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)