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...I remembered the rose bush that had reached a thorny branch out through the ragged fence, and caught my dress, detaining me whe ...
Young, and so thin, and so straight.
So straight! as if nothing could ever bend her.
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There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship--only backward. You try to start again but get i ...
The centuries-long wars with the Saracen, when everything of the East was the enemy, and the subsequent, now over, era of Western ...
Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those ...
At length, by mid-afternoon, after we had had two or three rainbows over the sea, the showers ceased, and the heavens gradually cl ...
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
Roll over, Beethoven,
And tell Tchaikovsky the news.
The storm is over, the land hushes to rest:
The tyrannous wind, its strength fordone,
Is fallen back in the west
And we won't be back till its over over there.
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