The poet Thomas Bailey died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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A nineteenth-century American poet, novelist, and editor, he is best known for The Story of a Bad Boy and An Old Town by the Sea. The former work may have inspired Mark Twain’s famous novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
He grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He later married and had two sons.
There is no man at once so unselfish and selfish as a man in love.
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
What is newest to one in foreign countries is not always the people, but their surroundings, and those same little details of life and circumstance which make no impression on a man in his own land until he returns to it after a prolonged absence, and then they stand out very sharply for a while.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
Everyone ought to wish to marry; some ought to be allowed to marry; and others ought to marry twice – to make the average good.