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But age, allas that al wol envenime,
Hath me biraft my beautee and my pith--
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So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the pith of each man's genius contracts itsel ...
Night and Day 've been tampered with,
Every quality and pith
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For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrase ...
No stile of writing is so delightful as that which is all pith, which never omits a necessary word, nor uses an unnecessary one.
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
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