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Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
And when you stick on conversation's burrs,
Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. writer, physician. repr. In The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, ed. Eleanor M. Tilton (1895, rev. 1975). A Rhymed Lesson (1848).
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