closed shell quotes

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My life closed twice before its close--
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
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My belief is that science is to wreck us, and that we are like monkeys monkeying with a loaded shell; we don't in the least know o ...
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in "the social" our historic passio ...
[T]he syndrome known as life is too diffuse to admit of palliation. For every symptom that is eased, another is made worse. The ho ...
The windows were then closed and the steam turned on. There was a sign up saying that no one could smoke, but you couldn't help it ...
One of the great natural phenomena is the way in which a tube of toothpaste suddenly empties itself when it hears that you are pla ...
Billy: You dropped some shell in there.
Ted: It's all right. Makes it crunchier that way. You like French toast crunchy, don'
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"Why cannot the ear be closed to its own destruction?
Or the glistening eye to the poison of a smile?
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