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Quotation by George Crabbe
While the town small-talk flows from lip to lip;
Intrigues half-gathered, conversation-scraps,
Kitchen-cabals, and nursery-mishaps.
George Crabbe (1754–1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Vicar, l. 70-2, The Borough, letter 3 (1810).
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