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I had as lief not be as live to be
In awe of such a thing as I myself.
The philanthropists inquire whether Transcendentalism does not mean sloth: they had as lief hear that their friend is dead, as tha ...
Could man be drunk for ever
With liquor, love, or fights,
...
Speak the speech ... trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it ... I had as lief the town crier had spoke my lines. Nor do not ...
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you--trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do ...
I had as lief have been myself alone.
The journalists think that they cannot say too much in favor of such "improvements" in husbandry; it is a safe theme, like piety; ...
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