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For mankind, speech with a capital S is especially meaningful and committing, more than the content communicated. The outcry of the newborn and the sound of the bells are fraught with mystery more than the baby's woeful face or the venerable tower.
Paul Goodman (1911–1972), U.S. author, poet, critic. "Summer 1957, in Europe," sct. 3, Five Years (1966).
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