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Grammar is a tricky, inconsistent thing. Being the backbone of speech and writing, it should, we think, be eminently logical, make ...
Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted: "There is a simple law governing the dramatization of novels: ...
John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave,
His soul is marching on.
I was not at all shocked with this execution at the time. John died seemingly without much pain. He was effectually hanged, the ro ...
John was a very political animal. The thing that politics did and that fame as an entertainer didn't do was provide you with an en ...
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
Some said, It might do good; others said, No.
John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill the gither;
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But the cheerful Spring came kindly on
And show'rs began to fall:
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The world values the seer above all men, and has always done so. Nay, it values all men in proportion as they partake of the chara ...
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