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Having a wheel and four legs of its own
Has never availed the cumbersome grindstone
To get it anywhere that I can see.
The learned professors have been at considerable pains in their attempts to make a distinction between tools and implements on the ...
Much of our reading, much of our labor, seems mere waiting: it was not that we were born for. Any other could do it as well or bet ...
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument y ...
One of the few graces of getting old--and God knows there are few graces--is that if you've worked hard and kept your nose to the ...
The thing that made me more and more afraid
Was that we'd ground it sharp and hadn't known,
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For months it hasn't known the taste of steel
Washed down with rusty water in a tin.
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