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If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap, than his neighbor, though he build his hous ...
We thus worked our way up this river, gradually adjusting our thoughts to novelties, beholding from its placid bosom a new nature ...
In front of that sinner of a husband,
she rattled off
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One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Midway along the journey of our life [Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita] I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandere ...
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and ...
After decades of unappreciated drudgery, American women just don't do housework any more--that is, beyond the minimum that is requ ...
"... Me? I'm not off for anywhere at all.
Sometimes I wander out of beaten ways
Half looking for the orchid Calypso."
More beautiful and soft than any moth
With burring furred antennae feeling its huge path
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Chaucer is fresh and modern still, and no dust settles on his true passages. It lightens along the line, and we are reminded that ...
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