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  • [Our] tough experiences have but served to endear our institutions more firmly in our minds." n After three years of service and as many wounds, Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., of the 20th Massachusetts could still describe northern war aims as "the cause of the whole civilized world …. the Christian crusade of the 19th century."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I remember well the first time I saw Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • I’d named my rabbit after Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the famous Supreme Court Justice known as the Great Dissenter.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes said that.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls

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  • [90] And in 1857 Oliver Wendell Holmes reported it in /matter/, /handsome/, /caterpillar/, /apple/ and /satisfaction/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Its environment of sharp thinking and bonhomie—the walnut paneling, the sherry cart once owned by Oliver Wendell Holmes—delighted Venkatesh.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Among those enraptured with Miss Hale is a future Supreme Court justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., now a twenty-four-year-old Union officer.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • ] [Footnote 50: Oliver Wendell Holmes cites this last sentence as the most extreme development of the distinctively Emersonian style.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "The use of slang," said Oliver Wendell Holmes, "is at once a sign and a cause of mental atrophy."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Once it becomes, in Oliver Wendell Holmes’ phrase, "a cheap generic term, a substitute for differentiated [Pg311] specific expressions," it quickly acquires such flatness that the fastidious flee it as a plague.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes has described him in this wise: "His personal appearance was that of the typical New Englander of college-bred ancestry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes in speaking of this says: "Emerson wrote occasionally in verse from his school-days until he had reached the age which used to be known as the grand climacteric, sixty-three….
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • [77] The following passage from Kipling’s American Notes, ch. i, will be recalled: "Oliver Wendell Holmes says that the Yankee schoolmarm, the cider and the salt codfish of the Eastern states are responsible for what he calls a nasal accent.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • ] [Footnote 447: She was an elemental force, etc. Of this passage Oliver Wendell Holmes said that Emerson "speaks of woman in language that seems to pant for rhythm and rhyme.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Their most eloquent spokesman was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Twenty years after he had described the Union cause as "the Christian crusade of the 19th century," Holmes declared in a Memorial Day address to other veterans in 1884 that "in our youth our hearts were touched with fire.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
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