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    Drop down, O fleecy Fog and hide
    Her skeptic sneer, and all her pride!
    —Francis Bret Harte (1836–1902)

    Which I wish to remark—
    And my language is plain—
    That for ways that are dark
    And for tricks that are vain,
    The heathen Chinee is peculiar:
    Which the same I would rise to explain.
    —Bret Harte (1836–1902)

    Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)

    And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor,
    And the subsequent proceedings interested him no more.
    —Francis Bret Harte (1836–1902)