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Age appears to be best in four things--old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
I sink back shuddering from the quest.
Earth being so good, would Heaven seem best?
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the ...
But Lord, remember me and mine
Wi' mercies temporal and divine!
'Twas English cut on Greek and Latin,
Like fustian heretofore on satin;
But I've heard mankind abuse thee;
And perhaps it's rather strange,
Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms.
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