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The good diarist writes either for himself alone or for a posterity so distant that it can safely hear every secret and justly wei ...
A man who keeps a diary pays,
Due toll to many tedious days;
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I always get back to the question, is it really necessary that men should consume so much of their bodily and mental energies in t ...
History of Ireland--lawlessness and turbulency, robbery and oppression, hatred and revenge, blind selfishness everywhere--no princ ...
Yet dearer still that Irish hill than all the world beside;
It's home, sweet home, where'er I roam, through lands and waters
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Poor Paddy of all Christian men I think
On basest food pours down the vilest drink.
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men.
My confessions are shameless. I confess, but do not repent. The fact is, my confessions are prompted, not by ethical motives, but ...
During a walk or in a book or in the middle of an embrace, suddenly I awake to a stark amazement at everything. The bare fact of e ...
In this Journal, my pen is a delicate needle point, tracing out a graph of temperament so as to show its daily fluctuations: grave ...
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