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[W]e are all guilty in some Measure of the same narrow way of Thinking ... when we fancy the Customs, Dresses, and Manners of othe ...
There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and ...
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm ...
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does ...
Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best par ...
But you think ... that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was cal ...
Triumphant Tories, and desponding Whigs,
Forget their feuds, and join to save their wigs.
Now in contiguous drops the flood comes down,
Threat'ning with deluge this devoted town.
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Sweeping from butcher's stalls, dung, guts, and blood,
Drown'd puppies, stinking sprats, all drench'd in mud,
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Careful observers may foretell the hour
(By sure prognostics) when to dread a show'r.
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