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By the time he had hurt his fourth white man
Rudolph Reed was dead.
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...that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it.
My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good. They go by like skiffs of reed, like an eagle swooping on the ...
What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in ...
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God, be mercifu ...
...I never drink wine ... I keep my hands soft and supple ... I sleep in a soft bed and never over-tire my body. It is because whe ...
The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine-forest. The English mind disliked the French mind ...
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation ...
The man Shelley, in very truth, is not entirely sane, and Shelley's poetry is not entirely sane either. The Shelley of actual life ...
Love is the most melodious of all the harmonies, and we have an innate feeling for it. Woman is a delicious instrument of pleasure ...
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