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Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 15:38:32 -0400
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Lindsay, you'll find that, as almost always, in Barbara Schmidt's  
collection (from his notebook #42),, at Mark Twain  
quotations - Death
--  Ron Owens
      Elmira NY

On May 16, 2011, at 1:20 PM, Lindsay Owens wrote:

> Hello,
> I have had a difficult time verifying a Twain Quote (I have looked at
> the recommended books and web material to no avail).
> The quote is "No real estate is permanently valuable but the grave."
> This is being quoted quite a bit in light of the real estate bubble
> bursting. However, I have been unable to verify the source, the  
> date, or the
> context for the text.
> If it is indeed verifiable, I would be particularly interested in any
> context readers of the listserve might have.
> All the best,
> Lindsay Owens
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