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Sir, I admit your gen'ral rule
That every poet is a fool:
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When Britain first, at Heaven's command,
Arose from out the azure main,
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I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Here is a golden Rule.... Write legibly. The average temper of the human race would be perceptibly sweetened, if everybody obeyed ...
And they that rule in England
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas, for England
They have no graves as yet.
The daughter of debate, that eke discord doth sow,
Shall reap no gain where former rule hath taught still peace to
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Great is the art,
Great be the manners, of the bard.
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Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow,
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I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.
I have been maintaining that the meaning of the word 'ought' and other moral words is such that a person who uses them commits him ...
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