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Listen, little Elia: draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I'll tell you a story.
Listen, little Elia: draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I'll tell you a story.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are--that every street and blind alley swarms with them--that the poorest people c ...
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.
Borrowers of books--those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the me ...
Not many sounds in life ... exceed in interest a knock at the door.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in our ...
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