Dutch-elm beetle quotes

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Pike Bishop: He gave his word.
Dutch: He gave his word to a railroad.
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Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine,
Whose weakness, married to thy stronger state,
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Once pass'd I blindfold here, at any hour,
Now seldom come I, since I came with him.
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The French courage proceeds from vanity--the German from phlegm--the Turkish from fanaticism & opium--the Spanish from pride--the ...
In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch
Is offering too little and asking too much.
In matter of commerce the fault of the Dutch
Is offering too little and asking too much.
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A terrible, beetle-browed, mastiff-mouthed, yellow-skinned, broad-bottomed, grim-taciturn individual; with a pair of dull-cruel-lo ...
'I said it in Hebrew--I said it in Dutch--
I said it in German and Greek;
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I live on toasted lizards,
Prickly pears, and parrot gizzards,
And I'm really very fond of beetle-pie.
Now Air is hush'd, save where the weak-ey'd Bat,
With short shrill Shriek flits by on leathern Wing,
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