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What are the islands to me
if you are lost
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I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that ...
We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, ...
'Society' in America means all the honest, kindly-mannered, pleasant- voiced women, and all the good, brave, unassuming men, betwe ...
It is the sorrow; shall it melt? Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys
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Cities are ... distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New Yo ...
Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule.
These women behind the store windows? Dreams, sir, dreams at bargain prices, a trip to the Indies! These people perfume themselves ...
He had brought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
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There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behin ...
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