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I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree,
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I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at ano ...
Fashion required the suppression of all naturalness--'to walk upright, with unbending joints; to shake hands after the pump- handl ...
For a novel addressed by a man to men and women of full age; which attempts to deal unaffectedly with the fret and fever, derision ...
I remember her on the screen, huge as a colossus doll, mincing and whispering and simply hoping her way into total vulnerability.
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