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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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Ties of blood are not always ties of friendship; but friendship founded on merit, on esteem, and on mutual trust, becomes more vit ...
When griefs are genuine, I find, there is nothing more vacuous, more burdensome, or even more impertinent, than letters of consola ...
I have been grateful to you from the day you turned your attention to the follies and fanaticisms of religious sects. Against thos ...
In friendship, as well as in love, the mind is often the dupe of the heart.
How often should a woman be pregnant? Continually, or hardly ever? Or must there be a certain number of pregnancy anniversaries es ...
A recent publication from Paris, titled L'Année Merveilleuse (1748), predicts, for the first of next month, a very considerable c ...
It is reported here that the King of Prussia has gone mad and has been locked up. There would be nothing bad about that: at least ...
If a marriage is going to work well, it must be on a solid footing, namely money, and of that commodity it is the girl with the sm ...
I am in the pitiable situation of feeling all the force of temptation without having the strength to succumb to it.
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