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Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion ...
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple dev ...
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man.
Only if loves fire with the breath
Of life be kindled, I doubt,
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Having interr'd her Infant-birth,
The watry ground that late did mourn,
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While abroad, he met with a very salacious English woman, whose liberality retrieved his fortune, with several circumstances more ...
Where all the beauties that those ashes owed
Are now bestowed?
Tell us, alas, that cannot tell our grief,
Or hope relief.
making what's new
Ill and good, old, for as we die in you,
You die in Time, Time in Eternity.
His youth was distinguished by all the tumult and storm of pleasures, in which he licentiously triumphed, disdaining all decorum. ...
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