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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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His breast was the seat of all those passions which degrade our nature, and disturb our reason. There they raged in a perpetual co ...
His eloquence was of every kind, and he excelled in the argumentative as well as in the declamatory way. But his invectives were t ...
For I thought of her grave below the hill,
Which the sentinel cypress tree stands over,
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And the one bird singing alone to his nest,
And the one star over the tower.
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There's a moment when all would go smooth and even,
If only the dead could find out when
To come back, and be forgiven.
The world is filled with folly and sin,
And Love must cling where it can, I say:
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Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens
Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p'raps a Duke of
Dickens--
Books, gentlemen, are a species of men, and introduced to them you circulate in the "very best society" that this world can furnis ...
1st Lady. Madam, we'll tell tales.
Queen. Of sorrow or of joy?
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