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Grammar is a tricky, inconsistent thing. Being the backbone of speech and writing, it should, we think, be eminently logical, make ...
Their empty victual-wagons up the street
Over the bridge dreadfully sound and sway;
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Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada are the horns, the head, the neck, the shins, and the hoof of the ox, and the United States ...
They were masculine toys. They were tall wishes. They were the ribs of the modern world.
And a man came out of the trees
And took our horse by the head
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For a hundred and fifty years, in the pasture of dead horses,
roots of pine trees pushed through the pale curves of your ribs
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The hedge [of hawthorns] formed a type of suite of chapels disappearing under the wall of their flowers heaped as on an altar; und ...
Why do I yield to that suggestion
Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair
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You that do search for every purling spring
Which from the ribs of old Parnassus flows,
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At length I entered within the skirts of the cloud which seemed forever drifting over the summit, and yet would never be gone.... ...
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