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[A toad-eater] is a metaphor taken from a mountebank's boy who eats toads in order to show his master's skill in expelling poison. ...
Who lives longer: the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or the man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes till nin ...
Therefore, you will take note here my Drinkers, that the means of holding and maintaining a newly conquered country is not (as was ...
I love Coleridge ... and I am very willing to allow that he has more imagination than Wordsworth, and more of the real poet. But a ...
The farmer takes Jill down the well
and all the king's horses
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And I said,
"This holy concern for the truth--
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I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit.
Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has; but I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that ...
Altarwise by owl-light in the half-way house
The gentleman lay graveward with his furies;
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Shall I still be love's house on the widdershin earth,
Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
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