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That celebrated,
Cultivated
Underrated
Nobleman,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
Duke (in disguise). I pray you, sir, of what disposition was the Duke?
Escalus. One that, above all other strifes, contended
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Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
That you're wavin' from the backroads by the rivers of my memory ever smilin'
Ever gentle on my mind.
It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing.
My wild Irish Rose,
The sweetest flow'r that grows.
Lives the man that can figure a naked Duke of Windlestraw addressing a naked House of Lords?
The parson knows enough who knows a duke.
I am the kind of Negro that most white people don't know about. They either don't know, or maybe they don't want to know, I'm not ...
That popular fable of the sot who was picked up dead-drunk in the street, carried to the duke's house, washed and dressed and laid ...
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