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At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distractio ...
What is genius--but the power of expressing a new individuality?
It is not at all monstrous in me to say ... that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest artis ...
It is not merely the likeness which is precious ... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing ... the fa ...
Abroad is bloody.
Uncle Matthew's four years in France and Italy between 1914 and 1918 had given him no great opinion of foreigners. "Frogs," he wou ...
Frogs are slightly better than Huns or Wops, but abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.
Saints are simply men & women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God.
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