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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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The flattering, if arbitrary, label, First Lady of the Theatre, takes its toll. The demands are great, not only in energy but even ...
The first month of his absence
I was numb and sick
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There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avai ...
Friendship, "the wine of life," should, like a well-stocked cellar, be continually renewed; and it is consolatory to think, that a ...
I love and honour [Paulus Aemilius, in Plutarch's Lives], for his fondness for his children, which instead of blushing at, he avow ...
... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,--with woman figuratively representing freedom--and yet all free, ...
I'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,
Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;
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Hear, then, a mortal Muse thy praise rehearse,
In no ignoble verse;
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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--
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