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Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a plac ...
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it.
Never did I read such tosh. As for the first two chapters we will let them pass, but the 3rd 4th 5th 6th--merely the scratching of ...
Giles Lacey: I say, old boy, I'm trying to find exactly what your wife does do.
Maxim de Winter: She sketches a little.
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I still feel just as I told you, that I shall come safely out of this war. I felt so the other day when danger was near. I certain ...
Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame--to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young ...
Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there ...
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
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