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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
I have fallen in love with American names,
I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight ...
A tattered copy of Johnson's large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications whi ...
See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. ...
Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
All things seem mention of themselves
And the names which stem from them branch out to other referents.
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There are still other made-up countries
Where we can hide forever,
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A knowledge that people live close by is,
I think, enough. And even if only first names are ever exchanged
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There are four classes of idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names--calling the first ...
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