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Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: i ...
Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written ...
If the religious spirit be ever mentioned in any historical narration, we are sure to meet afterwards with a detail of the miserie ...
Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted: "There is a simple law governing the dramatization of novels: ...
That night ended the day when history was written in Abilene. August 14, 1865 was the date. That was the end of the first drive on ...
I am packing my belongings in the shawl my mother used to wear when she went to the market. And I am going from my valley. But thi ...
In those days, the blag slag, the waste of the coal pits, had only begun to cover the side of our hill. Not enough to mar the coun ...
For if my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart.
Everything I ever learned as a small boy came from my father. And I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. ...
Twenty-two weeks the men were out as the strike moved into winter. It was strange to go out into the street and find the men there ...
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